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PCB not willing to sacrifice Asia Cup’s schedule for IPL

PCB not willing to sacrifice Asia Cup’s schedule for IPL

The mass outbreak of COVID-19 has brought an unprecedented level of danger for everyone. Hitting 213 countries, the virus has caught more than 2.7 million while approximately 193,000 deaths have been recorded.

As a result, all kinds of activities were suspended including cricket. Indian Premier League (IPL), one of the most-watched T20 tournaments, was also struck as it was due to start in April. However, efforts are now there to schedule it later this year.

Nevertheless, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has shown an unwillingness to accommodate the 20-over tournament by rescheduling the upcoming edition of the Asia Cup. In this regard, Wasim Khan, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of PCB, stated that his board is confident to hold Asia Cup in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as scheduled in September unless COVID-19 disturbs this plan.

The 49-year old considers it unfair to shift an International tournament to make a place for a domestic event. Therefore, he has shown no flexibility in shifting the Asia Cup to November or December window.