Sports events the world over have taken a drubbing over the last few weeks. The Virus has also cancelled all the cricket action for now. Even the FTP’s are in the danger of getting cancelled now. Olympics 2020 have also been postponed till 2021.
With the COVID-19 situation has more or less cancelled all the upcoming Sports events, PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani, in a recent conversion, also talked about the uncertainty over the future of Asia Cup 2020.
In a statement released by India Today, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ehsan Mani said, “There’s uncertainty over the Asia Cup. Nothing has been decided yet. The whole world is in an uncertain state.”
The intercontinental tournament was scheduled to be held in September this year in Pakistan, before a disagreement and possible boycott by India forced ACC (Asian Cricket Council) and PCB to organise the Asia Cup in United Arab Emirates.
“You don’t know what it will be like in September. Don’t get me wrong but it will depend on a number of factors. Mere speculation won’t help. Maybe the situation will be clearer in a month’s time”, Mani added.
In a last month and so, the COVID-19 virus has created havoc in the world. The virus has felt its presence in almost all the countries, infecting over 1.7 lakh people and consuming around 1,00,000 lives in this duration.
To combat the ever worsening situation, the Governments world over have also locked down their respective countries till the situation improves significantly. People have been forced to go in self quarantine mode to maintain social distancing and break the chain of CORONA virus.
The Asia Cup is a Biennial affair that is hosted by Asian Cricket Council. All the participant members of ACC participate in the prestigious tournament. The format of the tournament depends upon the next scheduled ICC event. In 2016, the tournament was played in T20 format while in 2018 it was played in ODI format.