The fate of Asia Cup, originally slated to be hosted in September by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), relies on the schedule of 2020 T20 World Cup. The global governing council has deferred its decision on the marquee event for the second-time straight to July. It is likely that the tournament will be postponed to next year.
Dark clouds continue to hover over 2020 T20 World Cup as its fate still hangs in the balance. The T20 World Cup in Australia is slated to get underway in October but due to the lockdown situation enforced to withstand the Covid-19 pandemic it might be postponed to next year. To arrange the logistics beforehand will be major task for the global governing council due to the pandemic situation.
We need to work on our batting and hope we can win Asia Cup: Asghar Afghan
Afghanistan have resumed their training following the brief halt due to the pandemic. Asghar Afghan feels either Asia Cup or T20 World Cup will be held this year and his team is preparing for the same. Afghan, also added, the bowlers from his side are world famous but if the batting improves then they can win the Asia Cup.
“(We are) considering that the Asia Cup or the T20 World Cup is going to be held. For this very reason, we have put on this training camp to be better prepared. Our goal will be to play better cricket in the Asia Cup…because the games are going to be played in Asia, and our spinners are world-famous. That is why we need to work more on our fielding and batting for the Asia Cup and we can hope to reach final or even win the Asia Cup,” he said.
The ACC has emphasised on hosting the tournament but deferred its decision probably hinting at the commencement of 2020 T20 World Cup.