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PCB to not move Asia Cup to facilitate IPL: Wasim Khan


Atta Ur Rehman KhanWeb Editor & Columnist

25th Apr, 2020. 12:41 am
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PCB CEO Wasim Khan
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Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Wasim Khan has cleared that Asia Cup 2020 will not be replaced with Indian Premier League (IPL)’s 13th edition.

While talking the news channel Khan said that Asia Cup is delayed just because of the coronavirus pandemic.

He further said that the Asia Cup is set for September and the cup is delayed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

According to him, the decision was taken on the basis of health safety issues.

The CEO of PCB cleared that Pakistan will not accept that the Asia Cup is moved to accommodate the IPL.

The 2020 IPL’s initial start date was first pushed back from March 29 to April 15 before it was postponed indefinitely as the nation-wide lockdown in India got extended until May 3.

Sri Lanka offers to host Indian Premier League after BCCI postpones

Earlier, Sri Lanka have offered to host the Indian Premier League in their country.

According to the details, the tournament was earlier suspended by Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) amid COVID-19 outbreak.

The IPL was programmed from March 29 to May 24 but after the suspension it was postponed till April 15.

India’s nationwide lockdown didn’t allow it to happen till May 3.

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