Media executive of the Pakistan Cricket Board, Samiul Hasan Burney trusts Sourav Ganguly’s cases that the Asia Cup 2020 stands dropped has no legitimacy and rather it’s up to the ACC (Asian Cricket Council) to choose the destiny of the competition.
BCCI president Ganguly on Wednesday declared the wiping out of the Asia Cup. Even though the previous India skipper didn’t offer clarification or explanation for it, the inability to choose a host country appears to have purportedly reassessed the competition.
“In December, we have the first full series. Asia Cup 2020 has been called-off which was scheduled to take place in September,” Ganguly told ‘Sports Tak’ in an Instagram live session.
However, Hasan has countered Ganguly’s claims, saying an announcement of such importance can only be made by President of the ACC. “The statements made by Sourav Ganguly have no impact on proceedings. Even if he passes comments every week, they do not hold weight or merit,” Hasan said.
“The decision regarding the Asia Cup will be taken by the ACC. The announcement can only be made by the president of the Asian body Nazmul Hasan. To the best of our knowledge, the schedule of the next ACC meeting is yet to be announced.”
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The PCB and the BCCI have been at loggerheads over the booking part of the Asia Cup. The fifteenth version of the competition was planned to be held in September and in May of 2019, the ACC affirmed that Pakistan will have the occasion.
Be that as it may, because of pressures among India and Pakistan, the BCCI mentioned the PCB to change the scene, or direct India’s matches outside of Pakistan because of security concerns, ideally in the UAE.
In February this year, Ganguly had said that the Asia Cup will be arranged in the UAE and that the two India and Pakistan will play, however, the cases were turned somewhere around PCB director Ehsan Mani.
From that point onward, there and been to and fro data concerning the competition before Ganguly reported it’s wiping out on Wednesday. Be that as it may, Hasan’s remarks appear to give another curve to it. Indeed, even BCB CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury accepts the Asia Cup despite everything gets an opportunity to proceed.
“As far as I am concerned ACC management is working on Asia Cup 2020. They are also exploring other options if the tournament cannot be hosted on scheduled time,” he said.