Asian Cup 2022 LIVE: SLC confident to host Asian Cup, FINAL decision on Friday: follow live


Asian Cup 2022 LIVE: Emergency in Sri Lanka LIVE: Amid huge political unrest in Sri Lanka, the island nation remains confident of hosting…

Asian Cup 2022 LIVE: Emergency in Sri Lanka LIVE: Amid huge political turmoil in Sri Lanka, the island nation remains confident of hosting the 2022 Asian Cup. The Sri Lanka Cricket Council (SLC) says there is no pressure from the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) with the aim of moving the venue for the next 6 Nations Cup. The final decision on whether Sri Lanka manages to retain its rights to host the tournament will be made by the ACC on July 15. Follow live Asian Cup 2022 updates on InsideSport.IN.

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Although Sri Lanka managed to successfully host the series against Australia, there are huge concerns regarding the upcoming Asian Cup and Pakistan tour. Political unrest in Sri Lanka took a major turn after a state of emergency was announced in Sri Lanka as President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled the country.

Sri Lanka Cricket however is of a different opinion. Mohan de Silva, the secretary of the board in a conversation with ESPNcricinfo claimed that cricket in the country has remained immune despite all the political turmoil in the country. The Lankan side showed excellent cricket skills and beat Australia in the second Test by one inning to tie the series.

Asian Cup 2022 LIVE: SLC confident to host Asian Cup despite political unrest, FINAL decision on Friday: follow live updates

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  • The bewitched Asian Cup is now in serious doubt due to the national emergency in Sri Lanka.
  • The Asian Cricket Council had already put Bangladesh on hold due to the situation.
  • The tournament is scheduled to start on August 27.
  • While Sri Lanka Cricket was determined and hoped to successfully stage the jinxed tournament which was postponed twice, the conditions do not allow for a multinational tournament to be staged.
  • Neighboring countries are monitoring the situation and a final decision will be taken by the ACC before the end of the 3rd week of July.
  • In case of departure, the decision will be a blow for SLC. The council will lose $5-6 million in revenue.

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The Lanka board are quite confident in hosting the Asian Cup after receiving no pressure from the Asian Cricket Council. Recently, the Pakistani team traveled to Sri Lanka to participate in a series of 2 test matches. In what is great news, the PCB has confirmed that the team was unaffected by the political unrest in the warm-up match ahead of the Test series.

“As far as we are concerned, we are still very confident to host the tournament in Sri Lanka,” We have just hosted the Australian tour with two tests in Galle, and Pakistan are also in the country. When asked if there had been any pressure to leave the ACC, he replied “not really”. de Silva said.

The 2022 Asian Cup will be a T20I tournament which will take place from August 27 to September 11. Ahead of the main tournament, a qualifier is scheduled between teams from Hong Kong, Kuwait, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates. The winner of the qualification will join Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka who are the Asian teams in their own right.

Asian Cup 2022 LIVE: SLC confident to host Asian Cup despite political unrest, FINAL decision on Friday: follow live updates

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