The next edition of the Asia Cup could also be UAE-bound with Pakistan given the hosting rights of the tournament in 2020, as organising it in its own country will cast serious doubts on India’s participation owing to diplomatic tensions.
The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) held a meeting in Singapore and decided to let Pakistan to host the event.
However, the event is most likely to be played at a neural venue which is United Arab Emirates, as it has been Pakistan’s home ground since the 2009 terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan team bus.
The tournament will be held in September ahead of the World T20 in Australia.
Diplomatic tensions with neighbours Pakistan forced India to host the last Asia Cup in the UAE.
Pakistan Cricket Board after being awarded said that the final decision of the venue will be taken after consultation with members of the ACC and keeping in mind the prevailing security and political situation in Pakistan.
Source : Various