Bangladesh Can Host Asia Cup in August Despite Economic Crises : Reports

The secretory of Sri Lankan cricket, Mohan De Silva said that Bangladesh by far is very sure to host Asia Cup. Despite the present economic condition of the country, he is quite sure about it.

He also said that they had left it to the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) for the announcement. But their board president, Shammi Silva has already informed ACC’s president, Jay Shah about their readiness to host the event.

As per the news and pictures coming out of Sri Lanka, it can be said that situation has become even worst there. The angry protestors have encircled the president’s home. Not just that, they have also burnt the prime minister’s home. After all these events the president, Gotabaya Rajapaksa resigned from his position. It is clearly understood that the present economic and social conditions of Sri Lanka are very sensitive. But the authorities are very sure about their preparation for conducting the tournament. The official documentation is absent till the date, we may see them shortly.

According to the sources of Dainik Jagran, the Sri Lankan players are not feeling safe playing in these circumstances. This has somehow made the chances of hosting this high-profile event in Bangladesh blur.

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Sri Lankan cricket and its history

In 2014, Bangladesh has hosted T20 World Cup, which they won after beating India. 2 years after, in 2016 they hosted Asia Cup.

For the upcoming event, the sources say that Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh could feature in the match. They can also be accompanied by Kuwait, UAE, Hong Kong, or Singapore which is yet to be decided after qualifying for the event.

Asia Cup this year, 2022 would be the 15th upcoming edition of the tournament. ACC was started back in 1984 in Sharjah.  However, the most successful team in this event India. We have won the title seven times. Which also inculcates the T20 edition in 2016. Pakistan won this tournament twice while Sri Lanka emerged as a winner in this tournament 5 times.

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