The Pakistan Cricket Board on Thursday responded unequivocally to Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly’s case that Asia Cup has been canceled due to coronavirus pandemic.
“Saurav Ganguly’s announcement with respect to the Asia Cup 2020 that it stands dropped has no legitimacy,” PCB’s media chief Samiul Hasan was cited as saying by Hindustan Times. “It is up to the Asian Cricket Council to settle on the destiny of the competition.”
“The announcements made by Sourav Ganguly have no effect on procedures. Regardless of whether he spends remarks each week, they don’t hold weight or legitimacy,” Hasan attested.
Ganguly on Wednesday had reported the wiping out of Asia Cup during a meeting.
The occasion, which had Pakistan as unique hosts, was booked for September with the United Arab Emirates and Sri Lanka leaders to organize the competition.
“Asia Cup has been dropped. It was expected in September,” Ganguly, who turned 48 on Wednesday, said in an Instagram talk with an Indian TV channel.
Ganguly’s announcement comes after Pakistan Cricket Board CEO Wasim Khan said a month ago the Asia Cup would proceed as booked in either Sri Lanka or the UAE.
The competition was not to be held in Pakistan because of India’s refusal to visit the nation over political strains between the two atomic furnished neighbors.
The International Cricket Council this month will likewise settle on the eventual fate of the T20 World Cup, which is planned for October-November in Australia.
On the off chance that these competitions are rejected, it will make ready for this current season’s rewarding Indian Premier League – which was delayed in the midst of the across the nation lockdown – to discover new dates.
“We don’t have the foggiest idea when will IPL happen on the grounds that it is hard to get a window,” said Ganguly.
“ICC is attempting that World T20 happens in October. Since ICC produces a ton of income from this.
“Till the time we get obvious bearings from ICC we can’t discuss IPL. Since we don’t have a window as we travel to Australia in December.”
Ganguly said the Board of Control for Cricket in India would be quick to have the IPL, which is assessed to create more than $11 billion for the Indian economy.
“We will make a decent attempt to and get it going, in light of the fact that it is significant for India,” said the previous Indian commander.
“We will attempt to have it in India, that will be our first objective. Attempt and discover a spot where there are three-four scenes and no Covid.
“However, in the event that it can’t occur, at that point we will consider taking it abroad. So all choices are open. We should pause and watch.”
The Sri Lankan and UAE cricket sheets have just indicated enthusiasm for facilitating the T20 competition, which pulls in worldwide hotshots.
It was as of late revealed that New Zealand have additionally tossed in their cap to have the well known occasion however Ganguly said these were all bits of gossip.
“All these are stories,” said Ganguly. “There were reports that New Zealand can have IPL, however not at all like this has been talked about in BCCI.”
The world’s wealthiest T20 competition has twice been held outside India in years that it conflicted with national races.
South Africa facilitated the second IPL in 2009, and the primary portion of the 2014 season occurred in the UAE.