The prospect of Asia Cup 2020 going ahead on schedule is still alive as the PCB has eventually decided to swap hosting rights with Sri Lanka Cricket. Both the boards agreed on this unlikely exchange in the bid to assure cricket activities resume amid COVID-19 pandemic.
There has been a lot of controversy on where the event will be played with India backing out had the tournament moved forward with Pakistan hosting it. Amid all that, the idea of hosting the event in UAE was propagated by the BCCI but the PCB refused to give up on the hosting rights for the event only to accommodate their neighbors.
In a recent meeting of the Asian Cricket Council, Sri Lanka was deemed as a better option for hosting the event instead of UAE and it seems that the PCB has also agreed on giving Sri Lanka the hosting rights to the event if they are allowed to claim the rights for the next tournament.
Sri Lanka is also considered safe among all the Asian countries to stage the event amid the ongoing pandemic with the total number of cases reported in the island not going over 2000 and just 11 deaths being reported due to COVID-19.
This new arrangement between the two cricket boards hasn’t been made official yet and it is expected to be officially announced during the next ACC meeting.