Rashid Latif, the former Pakistani wicket-keeper, has lashed out at the president of the BCCI, Sourav Ganguly after he has revealed before the official announcement that Asia Cup 2020 has been postponed.
Asia Cup, which was all set to be commenced in September, will now be played in 2021, June.
The Asian Cricket Council was to hold the meeting on Thursday, 9th July when the decision was to be made regarding Asia Cup but Ganguly revealed it before the official announcement.
Rashid believes such decisions are to be taken by ACC if to cancel or not.
Rashid Latif slams Sourav Ganguly for his statements on Asia Cup
“Asia Cup has been canceled,” claimed Ganguly.
Also, Ehsan Mani, the chairman of the PCB, believes that Ganguly knows something that he does not know. However, it is to be noted that now, the tournament has been officially called off by ACC.
“Whether the Asia Cup is canceled or not can be decided by the Asian Cricket Council. Showing undue power will only hurt Asian countries, Ganguly should pay attention to Indian cricket and IPL.”
“We are still waiting for the ACC to come back to us,” said Mani while speaking to SportsStar from England.
“They are making inquiries about certain (things). Maybe, Sourav knows something that I don’t know. That’s possible. But we have not heard anything from the ACC, so I can’t comment on that,” the PCB chief added.
Moreover, September is now left vacant as there is no more existing Asia Cup which can help BCCI to organize their wandering T20 league looking for a possible window. It can be easier for them if ICC also calls off the mega-event, T20 World Cup, and shifts it to either 2021 or 2023.