The Asia Cup 2021 Also Postponed Due to Coronavirus
The Asia Cup 2021 is again postponed due to the deadly coronavirus. It has been decided to postpone the Asia Cup to be held in Sri Lanka in June this year. With the World Cup looming in India, the tournament was supposed to be in T20 format.
The tournament was scheduled to be held in Pakistan last year. However, due to Corona, it was postponed and was scheduled to be held in Sri Lanka in June this year instead of Pakistan. Now it has been canceled due to Corona. The last Asia Cup was held in 2016 in 50 over format. However, it was not possible to organize the tournament due to the epidemic.
Ashley de Silva, chief executive of Sri Lanka Cricket, said: “It would not be possible for Corona to play in the tournament in June this year. The Asian Cricket Council will make an official announcement soon.
He could not provide any specific information on when the Asia Cup, which has been postponed for two consecutive years, could return to the field. “The tournament could be held after the 2023 World Cup,” said Ashley de Silva. Because most of the teams have already set plans for the next two years.
The government is in a tough position as the Sri Lankan coronavirus has re-emerged. On Wednesday (May 19), flights with foreign countries were suspended for 10 days.
Meanwhile, the Sri Lankan national cricket team is currently on a tour of Bangladesh to play a three-match ODI. They didn’t have any problems as they left before the flight stopped. Besides, Kushal Perera has returned to the field practice from Wednesday after the first three days of institutional quarantine after reaching Bangladesh.