Asian Cricket Council (ACC) chairman and BCCI secretary Jay Shah confirmed the Indian board’s viewpoint in an unofficial meeting. This covers with a few of the organisation’s members in Ahmedabad. India is still firm on their decision not to travel to Pakistan for the Asia Cup this year.
Whereas, the Sri Lanka Cricket Board offered the ACC to host the tournament.
A top official of SLB opened up that SL has made a proposal to ACC. Stated they prepared to host the tournament on short notice.
“The SLC prepared to host the Asia Cup at a short notice. The decision now is up to the ACC.” A top SLC official quoted as saying by the Cricbuzz website on Monday.
“Colombo or nothing,” was how a BCCI source reacted to the talks and cited logistical inconvenience as the reason for its opposition to Cricbuzz website. “We will go with the BCCI,” added the SLC official. A formal meeting of the ACC is likely in the next few days.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will not support Pakistan Cricket Board Management Committee chairman Najam Sethi’s proposed “hybrid model” of hosting the Asia Cup, the Press Trust of India (PTI) reported on Sunday
Though Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan have already told the PCB that they have no issues playing their games in Pakistan. But India is not keen on supporting the hybrid model.