Jay Shah says Asia Cup venue will be decided after IPL final

BCCI secretary and ACC President, Jay Shah has recently stated that the venue of the Asia Cup will be decided after the IPL final.

Moreover, the heads of different cricket boards like Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Sri Lanka will also witness the final of the tournament.

Furthermore, the IPL final is going to be held on the 28th of May at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

Thus, all four boards will be present at the venue and will discuss the fate of the Asia Cup during the game.

As per reports, the tournament is going to start in September this year and Pakistan is the host for the same.

However, BCCI and the other boards are not in favour of sending their teams to Pakistan nor are they ready for a neutral venue.

India’s major concern in playing in Pakistan is the safety and security of its players in the country which is the reason they don’t want to play there.

Says Shah on Asia Cup,

The respective presidents of the Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Sri Lanka Cricket Boards will grace the TATA IPL 2023 final to be held on May 28 at the Narendra Modi Stadium. We will hold discussions with them for outlining the future course of action in relation to Asia Cup 2023.

Pakistan’s Najam Sethi wants Asia Cup hybrid plan to succeed

Meanwhile, PCB President, Najam Sethi is still pressing on with his hybrid model wherein teams can play some games in Pakistan and other games at a neutral venue.

According to Sethi, Dubai is a very good neutral venue to host games and the India-Pakistan clash will bring in a lot of spectators to the stadium.

However, the ACC has not given any definitive answer to Sethi’s model and is still looking for other options.

Says Sethi,

My understanding was that there were apprehensions on whether the neutral venue would be in Dubai or not. I was reluctant to host it in Sri Lanka as being the host; the gate money should come to us. Dubai, on the other hand, would be housefull for the India vs Pakistan game, and there’s also a good gate fee.

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