PCB Will Not Change The Itinerary of Asia Cup To Accommodate IPL: Wasim Khan
He revealed that if the World Cup is canceled, it will cost every cricket board 15-20 million dollars.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has made it clear that it will not change the itinerary of the upcoming Asia Cup to accommodate the currently suspended Indian Premier League (IPL).
Talking to a news channel, PCB CEO Wasim Khan said that the cricket board is hopeful to hold Asia Cup T20 tournament as per schedule in September.
“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 said on GTV News Channel.
He said that he has heard of speculations about Asia Cup being moved forward but it isn’t possible for PCB, keeping in view the Pakistan Cricket team’s schedule for the month of November and December. He made it clear that PCB would not support any move aimed at delaying the Asia Cup just to make way for one member nation.
Wasim Khan added that Pakistan would host the Zimbabwe cricket team and then fly to New Zealand in November-December, ruling out the possibility of holding the Asia Cup during this time period.
The Indian Premier League is postponed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Regarding the T20 World Cup, Wasim Khan said that it is likely to be held without any crowd behind closed doors. He revealed that if the World Cup is canceled, it will cost every cricket board 15-20 million dollars.
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