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The decision of holding the Asia Cup 2022 in Sri Lanka will be taken at the end of the month amid the unrest political situation in the island nation over the resignation of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa earlier this week.

The Asia Cup 2022 is scheduled to be played in the T20 format in Sri Lanka between August 27 and September 11.

Sri Lanka was named the hosts for the Asia Cup, which they were initially supposed to host in 2020 but the tournament was deferred due to the rising COVID-19 cases in the country.

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However, the current situation is clouded by political turmoil as the country is witnessing violence on the streets. Hours after Rajapaksa resigned from the PM post, his supporters attacked the protesters prompting authorities to impose a nationwide curfew and deploy army troops in the capital – Colombo.

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According to a report by Cricbuzz, BCCI secretary Jay Shah, who is also the president of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC), called Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) president Shammi Silva and CEO Ashley de Silva after the violence erupted in the island nation.

Jay Shah (Image Credits: Twitter)
Jay Shah (Image Credits: Twitter)

“There is also a likelihood of the SLC officials flying down to India for the IPL final this month-end. A clear picture will emerge by then when a call is expected to be taken with finality,” a BCCI source was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz. 

Cricket Australia committed to going ahead with the Sri Lanka tour despite government advisory

The ACC will also have a close look at the Sri Lanka-Australia bilateral series next month.

Cricket Australia on Thursday said the multi-format tour to Sri Lanka next month will go ahead despite high tensions.

In the wake of the violence and unrest in Sri Lanka, the Australian government issued a travel advisory for its tourists.

The Australian government advised the tourists to reconsider their need to travel to Sri Lanka because of security concerns as the violence seems uncontrollable.

However, Cricket Australia said it is in close talks with their government and SLC and at the moment they don’t see any changes in the upcoming tour.

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