Asia Cup 2020: ACC Meeting To Decide Fate Postponed
India beat Pakistan by 89 runs (Credits: Web)

The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) meeting to decide fate of the Asia Cup 2020 has been postponed due to the rising novel coronavirus fear. The original date of commencement for the Asian showpiece event is September but it still remains to be seen if the tournament gets underway on time.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will play host to the event on an neutral venue after India vehemently denied to play in their neighbouring country.

Sourav Ganguly, BCCI, Asia Xi vs World XI
Sourav Ganguly (Credits – Twitter)

Asian Cricket Council had postponed earlier meeting

The ACC had to cancel their meeting slated to take place earlier this month amid the novel coronavirus outbreak. They had decided to hold a discussion on the sidelines of ICC meeting on March 29.

Wasim Khan, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Indian National Cricket Team,
Asia Cup is under scanner. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

The meeting got prominence after BCCI chief Sourav Ganguly said that India are ready to play against Pakistan only on a neutral venue. Pakistan was also considering the option.

“PCB’s stance is that with international cricket slowly returning to Pakistan could benefit from hosting few games of the Asia Cup at home,” the source was quoted as saying by PTI.

On top of it, with most tournaments getting postponed due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, it is certain that the Asia Cup 2020 will not get underway as per time. It also remains a matter to discuss that how further the tournament can be postponed.