Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has reportedly confirmed that it’s not ready to host the upcoming Asia Cup 2022 as a result of ongoing political and financial disaster within the nation. SLC expressed its incapability to the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) concerning internet hosting the large occasion, scheduled to be performed from August 27 to September 11.
Sri Lanka goes by way of its worst-ever financial disaster, and the previous couple of months have witnessed numerous protests in opposition to the ruling authorities by the plenty of the nation. Even eminent cricketers like Sanath Jayasuriya, Kumar Sangakkara, and Mahela Jayawardene have come ahead and raised their voices on the worrisome state of affairs within the island nation.
Sri Lanka prone to seek the advice of UAE
“As per Sri Lankan media, the SLC knowledgeable the ACC about its choice, sustaining that it’s ‘not ready’ to prepare the Asia Cup cricket event within the nation as a result of present political and financial state of affairs of the nation,” learn a report as quoted by The Nation.
The report additional provides, “A call to carry the occasion within the United Arab Emirates hasn’t been finalised but. The venue may, nevertheless, be any Asian nation, together with India. Sri Lanka will reportedly seek the advice of the UAE Cricket Board, requesting to supply a venue the place it may well host the occasion”.
The choice comes simply days after the third version of the highly-anticipated Lanka Premier League (LPL) was compelled to be postponed as a result of ongoing disaster in Sri Lanka. It was scheduled to happen from August 21.
With Sri Lanka pulling out on the final minute, it stays to be seen which venue might be finalised by the ACC to organise the event. In the meantime, this 12 months’s Asia Cup might be performed within the T20 format as a costume rehearsal for the T20 World Cup down beneath in October-November. This would be the second time after 2016 that the event might be performed in a 20-over format.