Won’t Accept Change of Asia Cup Schedule to Accommodate IPL: PCB CEO

The Pakistan Cricket Board will object to any change within the schedule of Asia Cup to accommodate the currently-suspended Indian Premier League (IPL), PCB CEO Wasim Khan has asserted.

Khan stated the PCB is hoping to maintain the Asia Cup T20 event within the UAE as scheduled in September until there are points associated to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Our stance is absolutely clear, the Asia Cup is set for September and the only reason it should not take place is continued health safety issues. We will not accept that the Asia Cup is moved to accommodate the IPL,” Khan stated on GTV News Channel.

“I have heard that there is talk to move the Asia Cup to November-December but for us that is not possible. If you move the Asia Cup you are making way for one member nation and that is not right and it will not have our support,” he added.

Khan stated Pakistan will host Zimbabwe after which tour New Zealand on this November-December and so internet hosting Asian Cup on this interval shouldn’t be an possibility for them.

The IPL has been postponed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic however there’s hypothesis that it could possibly be held later this yr if the scenario improves.

Khan stated the BCCI consultant didn’t elevate the IPL window situation at Thursday’s ICC Chief Executives digital assembly the place he took half as PCB’s consultant.

Khan stated Cricket Australia knowledgeable different Boards on the assembly that it was exploring all choices however no choice was taken on transferring the T20 World Cup to one other date or to one other nation.

“The T20 World Cup might be played behind closed doors because if we don’t play T20 World Cup each board potentially stands to lose between 15 and 20 million dollars,” stated the PCB official.

He stated CA knowledgeable the ICC that the T20 World Cup shall be held in Australia however it’s going to replace the world physique each month after taking directives from its authorities on travelling and social distancing restrictions.

On the World Test Championships, he stated, “The WTC was mentioned as a result of some nations need it to be scrapped, others did not agree so there was no consensus.

“But it was agreed to wait for next two or three months and see what happens before making a decision about World Test Championship.”

Khan stated Pakistan was not averse to resumption of cricket behind closed doorways however provided that security of gamers and officers was assured. He stated PCB will take directives from authorities on the matter.

“We have to assess and monitor the scenario fastidiously earlier than any choice to resume cricket actions. We are prepared to play for the great of sport so long as it’s secure for gamers and officers.

“We have to be convinced it is safe for them.”

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