An official of the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) has opined that the next year’s edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) shall be canceled to hold Asia Cup.
According to the existing schedule, Asia Cup is scheduled to be initiated by September but the chances are of cancelation amidst the Coronavirus outbreak. Later, the ICC T20 World Cup 2020 that is to be initiated by 18th October, also seemed to be canceling.
All the cancelations are to give a vast window to hold IPL hence, they are in favor of cancelation and want the postponing of next year’s PSL to shift September’s Asia Cup to February 2021 instead of PSL. As a consequence, no Asia Cup can be led to hold their cash-rich T20 league.
BCCI official suggests postponing next year’s PSL to hold Asia Cup
‘Window that suits Pakistan doesn’t suit India’, said BCCI official.
“Asia Cup will be a struggle this year. Going by the statement of the Chief Executive of the PCB, the window that suits them doesn’t suit India. Maybe they can postpone PSL next year if BCCI is able to open up a window during that period. Otherwise conducting the Asia Cup doesn’t seem too practical as these are challenging times,” the functionary said as quoted by Outlook
Earlier, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has clearly stated that the Indian Premier League (IPL) is part of the domestic cricket and it shall not affect the schedule of the mega-events like Asia Cup.
PCB thinks IPL shall not be given priority over Asia Cup. According to the existing schedule, Asia Cup is likely to be staged by September and the T20 World Cup is to be commenced by 18th October. As the ICC officials are looking forward to canceling the World Cup, Indian authorities are looking forward to holding their cash-rich league in a window of September-November.
Wasim Khan, the CEO stated that Asia Cup shall be the priority and IPL shall not be taking priority over it by any means.