PCB chief executive Wasim Khan has dismissed reports that Pakistan will not host the T20 Asian Cup this year. In fact, he swapped that if the Men in Blue did not shoot in Pakistan for the Asian Cup, the Pakistan team would also refuse to participate in the 2021 T20 World Cup which will be played in India.
After the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) agreed to send their team to Pakistan for a three-game T20I series and two three-phase ICC World Championship games, reports revealed that the PCB had given the rights of the Asian Cup 2020 in Bangladesh.
“It is not the prerogative of the CCP or the ICC to change hosts as was the decision of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC),” Wasim said as quoted by The Dawn.
“We are currently considering two venues to host the Asian Cup,” he added.
“If India does not come to Pakistan for the Asian Cup, we would also refuse to participate in the 2021 T20 World Cup there.”
The Indian team has not toured Pakistan since 2008, while neither has it played a full bilateral test series with Pakistan since 2007 due to strained political and diplomatic ties. The Pakistani team traveled to India in 2012 to play a short, limited series.
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KEYWORDS: Asian Cup 2020, India, Pakistan, T20, T20 World Cup 2021
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