The coronavirus outbreak has not solely introduced the world to a standstill, it has additionally created a situation the place the destiny of sporting actions within the subsequent six months hangs in steadiness. Whereas the 2020 Olympic has already been postponed and the beginning of IPL-13 suspended, the 2020 Asia Cup can be prone to be given a skip this 12 months.
Talking to IANS, a BCCI official stated that gauging from how issues stand at current, it’s nearly secure to say that this version of the Asia Cup may not see the sunshine of day. In actual fact, the match had better significance this 12 months as it might be the right coaching floor for the Asian group going into the World T20 which continues to be scheduled to be performed as per plan on the finish of the 12 months in Australia.
“Although it does not appear proper to be speaking about cricket schedules as of now, we are able to safely assume that Asia Cup is not a risk. The extent of the affect of the COVID-19 is unknown as of now. The job losses throughout sectors and the affect on the economic system can be unknown.
“The sports activities organisation are additionally hit deeply and there might be some robust measures as soon as some semblance of normalcy returns. There are liabilities and difficulties that the Board faces and will probably be a brand new type of a problem to cope with them,” the official stated.
In actual fact, when contacted, host affiliation Pakistan Cricket Board additionally confirmed that there is not a lot info to be given close to the standing of the match which was to be performed in September.
“We can’t throw gentle on when the subsequent Asian Cricket Council assembly will happen and on selections across the Asia Cup and its destiny,” the PCB official advised IANS.
Sporting occasions the world over have been postponed or known as off and India Prime Minister Narendra Modi has at present known as for a 21-day lockdown to struggle the outbreak of the coronavirus. The outbreak additionally noticed the cancellation of the dual T20Is that Bangladesh had been to carry on March 21 and 22 between the Asia XI and World XI.
A call on the destiny of the Indian Premier League can be anticipated round mid-April as per Sports activities Minister Kiren Rijiju. Whereas he did say that the ultimate name lies with the BCCI, he additionally made it clear that at current the security of the residents was precedence and the directives of the federal government wanted to be abided by.