Last Update on: February 28th, 2020 at 10:40 pm
Sourav Ganguly, the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has found a way through which both India and Pakistan would participate in the Asia Cup. The Prince of Kolkata has announced Dubai in UAE as the hosts for the next multi-national tournament that enables the arch-rivals to take part.
Initially, Pakistan were the designated hosts for the competition scheduled in September. However, BCCI made it crystal clear that the men in blue wouldn’t visit the neighbouring country due to security concerns. And as a result, the tournament would now be hosted by Dubai. It was only in late 2019 that major cricketing nations resumed touring Pakistan regularly, notably Sri Lanka and Bangladesh the latest entrants.
Asia Cup 2020 To Be Played In Dubai: Sourav Ganguly
The former Indian captain spoke to the reporters at the Eden Gardens before leaving for Dubai for the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) meeting, slated to be held on the 3rd of March. Ganguly has taken several steps to elevate the status of Indian cricket since the time he took on the role of president of the body.
“Asia Cup would be held in Dubai and both India and Pakistan will play.” Ganguly said as quoted by Times of India.
Ganguly hails the Indian women’s team for their sparkling show so far in Australia:
The 46-year old also lauded the Indian women’s side, who are currently in Australia, taking part in the T20 World Cup. On Thursday, they became the first team in this edition to reach the semi-finals by beating New Zealand. He said that they have played some fantastic cricket so far, but it’s difficult to name favourites in major ICC tournaments. The southpaw further remarked that they are a good side and would be interesting to see where they finish.
“They are playing some fantastic cricket and have qualified. Nobody is favourites in a world tournament. They are a good side, let’s see where they finish.” he added.