The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ehsan Mani has informed the Board of Governors (BoG) in its 62nd meeting that the Asia Cup 2021, which was scheduled to be held in June 2021, has now been postponed to 2022.
While briefing BoG on matters relating to the International Cricket Council (ICC) as well as this year’s ICC T20 World Cup in India, the PCB Chairman revealed that the tournament has been shifted to 2022.
Earlier in February, Mani had said that the tournament would be impossible in the ongoing year due to a clash its dates with the inaugural ICC World Test Championship’s (WTC) final, where India will take on New Zealand in Southampton’s Ageas Bowl Stadium from June 18.
“Sri Lanka had said it would host (the ACC Asia Cup 2021) in June but there’s now a clash of dates as the ICC Test Championship’s final match is in June. It is likely to be postponed till 2023,” Mani said.
Significantly, the tournament has now been called off for the second time as in July 2020, the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) had decided to postpone the event following the rise in COVID-19 pandemic.
Meanwhile, Mani also briefed the BoG on matters relating to the International Cricket Council (ICC) as well as this year’s ICC T20 World Cup.