Asian Cup 2022: Jay Shah not sure whether Sri Lanka will host Asian Cup, says ‘final decision after IPL 2022 final’ – Jay Shah, chairman of the Asian Cricket Council and secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), said on Friday that the situation of hosting the Asian Cup 2022 in Sri Lanka, will be assessed on the day of the Indian Premier League (IPL) final underway. Follow Insidesport.IN for more updates
The 2022 Asian Cup was supposed to be held in Sri Lanka on August 27, but due to the current economic crisis in the country, many questions arise. Sri Lanka has been grappling with a severe economic crisis, with food and fuel shortages affecting large numbers of the island nation’s residents since the start of the pandemic.
“I have had a detailed discussion with Sri Lanka Cricket officials about the situation in the country and its impact on cricket. SLC hopes to deliver a safe and successful Men’s Asian Cup. SLC officers will be welcomed at the IPL 2022 final on May 29, and we will further assess the situation,” Jay Shah told ANI.
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The economy has been in free fall since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, affecting tourism, the main contributor to Sri Lanka’s GDP.
Sri Lanka also faces a shortage of foreign exchange, which has affected its ability to import food and fuel. The shortage of essential goods has forced Sri Lanka to seek help from friendly countries. The economic situation has led to huge protests with demands for the resignation of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
Earlier, in a special address to the nation on Monday, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa asked people to remain patient and stop taking to the streets to allow the government to resolve the situation.
Asian Cup 2022: Jay Shah not sure Sri Lanka to host Asian Cup, says ‘final decision after IPL 2022 final’‘
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