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Asia Cup 2022 Live: Sri Lanka Urgent Live: Amid massive political unrest in Sri Lanka, the island nation remains confident of hosting…

Asia Cup 2022 Live: Sri Lanka Emergency Live: Amid massive political unrest in Sri Lanka, the island nation remains confident of hosting the 2022 Asia Cup. The Sri Lanka Cricket Board (SLC) has claimed that there is no pressure from the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) to shift the venue. Upcoming 6-Nation Cup. The ACC will take a final decision on July 15 on whether Sri Lanka is able to retain the rights to host the tournament. Follow Asia Cup 2022 live updates on InsideSport.IN.

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While Sri Lanka can successfully host the series against Australia, there is widespread concern over the upcoming Asia Cup and tour of Pakistan. Political unrest in Sri Lanka escalated after President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled the country and declared a state of emergency.

Sri Lanka Cricket, however, takes a different view. In a conversation with ESPNcricinfo, the board’s secretary Mohan de Silva claimed that despite all the political turmoil in the country, cricket in the country remains unscathed. The Lankan team displayed excellent cricketing skills and defeated Australia by an innings in the second Test to level the series.

Asia Cup 2022 Live: SLC confident of hosting Asia Cup despite political turmoil, final decision Friday: Follow live updates

Asia Cup 2022 Live: Will Asia Cup 2022 be moved due to Sri Lanka’s emergency?

  • The jinxed Asia Cup is now in serious doubt due to the state of national emergency in Sri Lanka.
  • The Asian Cricket Council had earlier put Bangladesh on standby due to the situation.
  • The tournament is scheduled to begin on August 27.
  • Although Sri Lanka Cricket was determined and hopeful of successfully hosting the twice-postponed jinxed tournament, the conditions did not allow for a multi-nation tournament.
  • Neighboring countries are monitoring the situation and the ACC will take a final decision by the 3rd week of July.
  • If moved, the decision will be a big blow to SLC. The board will lose $5-6 million in revenue.

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The Lankan board is confident enough to host the Asia Cup without any such pressure from the Asian Cricket Council. Recently Pakistan squad visited Sri Lanka to participate in 2 Test match series. In what comes as a great news, the PCB confirmed that the team was not affected by political unrest while playing warm-up matches ahead of the Test series.

“As far as we are concerned, we are still very confident about hosting the tournament in Sri Lanka,” We have just organized a tour of Australia for two Tests in Galle, and Pakistan are also in the country.” Asked if there was any pressure to leave the ACC, he said, ‘Not really’. De Silva said.

Asia Cup 2022 will be a T20I tournament to be held from 27 August to 11 September. Before the main tournament, a qualifier is scheduled to be held between teams from Hong Kong, Kuwait, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates. The winners of the qualifiers will join full-member Asian teams like Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Asia Cup 2022 Live: SLC confident of hosting Asia Cup despite political turmoil, final decision Friday: Follow live updates

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