Can't be Stubborn About Asia Cup Since India Won't Come to Pakistan: Ehsan Mani

Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Ehsan Mani on Saturday mentioned the Asia Cup T20 later this 12 months will probably be held at a impartial venue, nearly endorsing BCCI President Sourav Ganguly’s assertion that the event will probably be held in Dubai.

A couple of days again, Mani had disagreed with Ganguly who had mentioned that India cannot play in Pakistan — the designated host nation — on account of safety issues and that the Asia Cup will probably be held within the UAE. However, Mani on Saturday made the U-turn from his earlier said place.

“We have now to remember the pursuits of affiliate members of the Asian Cricket Council. We will not be cussed and demand we are going to host the event in Pakistan as a result of India will not be keen to return to Pakistan. The choice is it will likely be held at a impartial venue however that needs to be determined by the ACC members,” Mani advised the media in Islamabad.

Ganguly had famous that in 2018 when India was to host the event, it was held within the UAE as a result of Pakistan couldn’t play in India.

Requested the place the Asia Cup can be held in September, Mani mentioned this will probably be determined by the ACC when it meets later this month.

“No determination has been taken on whether or not it will likely be held in UAE or Bangladesh,” he mentioned.

The ACC was on account of meet in Dubai final week however the assembly was postponed due to the coronavirus fears.

The ACC is now on account of meet later this month to resolve the venue for the occasion in September.

Curiously, whereas showing earlier than the Nationwide Meeting Standing Committee on inter-provincial affairs in Islamabad on Friday, Mani claimed that if Indian broadcasting/manufacturing crew was not concerned, it could change into inconceivable to point out dwell the Pakistan Tremendous League matches.

He additionally made it clear that the state-owned Pakistan Tv Company didn’t have the services or skilled manpower to point out PSL or worldwide matches dwell. He additionally conceded that the opening ceremony of the PSL-5 in Karachi had been a disappointment and was not on top of things.

An issue had erupted in Pakistan over the truth that an Indian director/occasion supervisor supervised the conduct of the opening ceremony on the Nationwide Stadium in Karachi.


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