Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday announced cancellation of the Asia Cup T20
The continental tournament was supposed to be held in September this year
PCB's media director has said Ganguly's statement doesn't hold any merit
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly made an important announcement on Wednesday where the former Indian captain said that Asia Cup 2020 was cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The announcement came as a big disappointment for cricket fans across the globe because, given the craze of cricket in Asia, the tournament was a much-awaited one. Soon after Ganguly’s announcement, Samiul Hasan Burney, media director of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), said that Ganguly’s statement did not hold any merit and the future of the tournament would be decided by the Asian Cricket Council (ACC).
Hasan opined that Ganguly’s statement did not hold any weight and will have no impact on the proceedings.
“The statements made by Sourav Ganguly have no impact on proceedings. Even if he passes comments every week, they do not hold weight or merit,” Hasan said.
“The decision regarding the Asia Cup will be taken by the ACC. The announcement can only be made by the president of the Asian body Nazmul Hasan. To the best of our knowledge, the schedule of the next ACC meeting is yet to be announced.”
Earlier, while talking to Sports Tak in an Instagram session, Ganguly said, “In December, we have the first full series. Asia Cup 2020 has been called-off which was scheduled to take place in September.”
Soon after Ganguly’s announcement, the Pakistan Cricket Board confirmed having agreed to host the tournament in 2022. Sri Lanka is expected to host the tournament in 2021.
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