Won't Accept Change of Asia Cup Schedule to Accommodate IPL: PCB CEO

The Pakistan Cricket Board will object to any change within the schedule of Asia Cup to accommodate the currently-suspended Indian Premier League (IPL), PCB CEO Wasim Khan has asserted.

Khan stated the PCB is hoping to carry the Asia Cup T20 event within the UAE as scheduled in September except there are points associated to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Our stance is totally clear, the Asia Cup is ready for September and the one motive it shouldn’t happen is sustained well being questions of safety. We won’t settle for that the Asia Cup is moved to accommodate the IPL,” Khan stated on GTV Information Channel.

“I’ve heard that there’s discuss to maneuver the Asia Cup to November-December however for us that isn’t doable. For those who transfer the Asia Cup you’re making method for one member nation and that isn’t proper and it’ll not have our assist,” he added.

Khan stated Pakistan will host Zimbabwe after which tour New Zealand on this November-December and so internet hosting Asian Cup on this interval isn’t an choice for them.

The IPL has been postponed indefinitely as a result of COVID-19 pandemic however there’s hypothesis that it may very well be held later this yr if the state of affairs improves.

Khan stated the BCCI consultant didn’t increase the IPL window subject at Thursday’s ICC Chief Executives digital assembly the place he took half as PCB’s consultant.

Khan stated Cricket Australia knowledgeable different Boards on the assembly that it was exploring all choices however no resolution was taken on transferring the T20 World Cup to a different date or to a different nation.

“The T20 World Cup is perhaps performed behind closed doorways as a result of if we do not play T20 World Cup every board probably stands to lose between 15 and 20 million {dollars},” stated the PCB official.

He stated CA knowledgeable the ICC that the T20 World Cup might be held in Australia however it’s going to replace the world physique each month after taking directives from its authorities on travelling and social distancing restrictions.

On the World Take a look at Championships, he stated, “The WTC was mentioned as a result of some nations need it to be scrapped, others did not agree so there was no consensus.

“However it was agreed to attend for subsequent two or three months and see what occurs earlier than making a call about World Take a look at Championship.”

Khan stated Pakistan was not averse to resumption of cricket behind closed doorways however provided that security of gamers and officers was assured. He stated PCB will take directives from authorities on the matter.

“We’ve got to evaluate and monitor the state of affairs rigorously earlier than any resolution to renew cricket actions. We’re prepared to play for the nice of sport so long as it’s protected for gamers and officers.

“We’ve got to be satisfied it’s protected for them.”


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