India supported Pakistan’s Asia Cup bid however venue to be determined later: PCB chief Ehsan Mani


Pakistan Cricket Board chief Ehsan Mani on Friday mentioned that India supported the awarding of 2020 Asia Cup’s internet hosting rights to Pakistan on the current Asian Cricket Council assembly in Singapore.

“India supported our bid however the venues might be determined later. Our choice is to have the matches in Pakistan if the Indian authorities provides permission to the Indian board to ship its crew to Pakistan for the event. If not, UAE is the second possibility,” Mani advised the media in Lahore.

Subsequent 12 months’s Asia Cup is scheduled for September earlier than the World T20 in Australia.

India had hosted the final Asia Cup in UAE final 12 months after Pakistan refused to journey throughout the border.

Mani mentioned Pakistan was making an attempt to carry again worldwide cricket to the nation and its first precedence could be to have matches in Pakistan. “However it would rely upon whether or not the Indian crew is cleared to tour the nation.”

The Asian Rising Nations Cup was held in Karachi and Dubai earlier this 12 months with India enjoying all their matches in UAE whereas Pakistan performed their group video games in Karachi and later travelled to UAE for the ultimate spherical.

Mani additionally made it clear that regardless of the continued suspension of bilateral cricket between Pakistan and India, the relations between the 2 boards remained cordial.

“Each boards haven’t any points with one another and we’ve cordial relations. However our coverage on the resumption of bilateral ties with India is now clear…that’s…we is not going to request them once more to play with us,” Mani, a former President of the Worldwide Cricket Council, mentioned.

“The Indian board will now take step one in the event that they need to resume bilateral cricket sequence. Hopefully, because the elections at the moment are over in India and the federal government has been fashioned the political local weather will change and permit the resumption of ties,” he added.