Situation Of Hosting Asia Cup In Sri Lanka Will Be Assessed On Final Day Of IPL, Reveals Jay Shah

Updated - 16 Apr 2022, 01:28 PM

President of Asian Cricket Council- Jay Shah (Image Credits: Twitter)
President of Asian Cricket Council- Jay Shah (Image Credits: Twitter)

Jay Shah, president of the Asian Cricket Council and the secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), on Friday said the circumstance of facilitating the Asia Cup 2022 in Sri Lanka, will be evaluated on the final day of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL).

Asia Cup 2022 was booked to be facilitated in Sri Lanka on August 27 however because of the continuous monetary emergency in the country, many inquiries are being raised. Sri Lanka is combating a serious monetary emergency with food and fuel shortage influencing an enormous number of individuals in the island country since the beginning of the pandemic.

Final Decision To Be Taken After IPL 2022 Final: Jay Shah On Asia Cup

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

“I had a detailed discussion with the officials of Sri Lanka Cricket on the situation in the country and its impact on cricket. SLC is hopeful of delivering a safe and successful Men`s Asia Cup. The office-bearers of SLC will be hosted at IPL 2022 final on May 29, and we will further assess the situation,” Jay Shah told ANI.

Economic Tension In Sri Lanka

The economy has been in a drop since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, influencing the travel industry, the greatest supporter of Sri Lanka’s GDP.

Sri Lanka PM Mahinda Rakapaksa
Sri Lankan PM Mahinda Rakapaksa (Image Credits: Twitter)

Sri Lanka is additionally confronting an unfamiliar trade lack, which has impacted its ability to import food and fuel.

The deficiency of fundamental products constrained Sri Lanka to look for help from well-disposed nations. The monetary circumstance has prompted enormous fights with requests for the abdication of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

Prior, to a unique location in the country on Monday, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa requested locals to stay patient and quit rampaging to empower the public authority to determine what is happening.

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