The Asia Cup is slated to be held in August and September this year.
Sri Lanka withdraws from hosting Asia Cup 2022. Due to the ongoing political and economic crisis, Sri Lanka has withdrawn from hosting Asia Cup 2022.
The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has informed the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) about its inability to host the event.
As per Sri Lankan media, the SLC informed the ACC about its decision, maintaining that it is “not in a position” to organise the Asia Cup cricket tournament in the country due to the current political and economic situation of the country.
The development comes after the SLC recently postponed the third edition of the Lanka Premier League (LPL) due to the ongoing crisis.
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The Asia Cup is slated to be held in August and September this year before the T20 World Cup in Australia.
A decision to hold the event in the United Arab Emirates hasn’t been finalised yet. The venue could, however, be any Asian country, including India.
Sri Lanka will reportedly consult the UAE Cricket Board, requesting to provide a venue where it can host the event.
Shafique hit an unbeaten 160 as Pakistan chased down a record target of 342 at Galle to win a tense opening Test by four wickets against Sri Lanka on Wednesday.
Shafique hit the winning runs in the final session of play on day five to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series.
Left-arm spinner Prabath Jayasuriya took a match haul of nine wickets but his efforts were in vain as Pakistan battled past the previous best chase in Galle of 268 by Sri Lanka against New Zealand in 2019.