- ACC President Jay Shah says UAE would be the new venue whilst Sri Lanka will proceed to retain internet hosting rights.
- Tournament to be performed from August 27 to September 11in UAE.
- ACC says it used to be very tricky to trade venue nevertheless it used to be essential to accomplish that.
The Asian Cricket Council introduced on Wednesday that it’s transferring the Asia Cup from Sri Lanka to the UAE due to the existing scenario within the island country.
“The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) is eagerly looking forward to conducting its much-awaited Asia Cup tournament from August 27th to September 11th, 2022, as scheduled. However, considering the prevailing situation in Sri Lanka, the ACC after extensive deliberation has unanimously concluded that it would be appropriate to relocate the tournament from Sri Lanka to the UAE,” mentioned the ACC in a commentary.
The council mentioned that it discovered it very tricky to trade the venue nevertheless it used to be essential to accomplish that. It additionally expressed its cohesion with the cricket-loving country of Sri Lanka.
“The ACC remains committed to supporting the sport and all its fans and is deeply thankful for the unwavering efforts made by SLC in ensuring the tournament continues as scheduled,” mentioned the commentary.
“Every effort was made to host the Asia Cup in Sri Lanka and the decision to shift the venue to the UAE was taken after much deliberation. The UAE will be the new venue while Sri Lanka will continue to retain hosting rights,” mentioned ACC President Jay Shah. He additionally thanked the Sri Lanka Cricket and the Emirates Cricket Board for his or her working out and cooperation.
Sri Lanka Cricket President Shammi Silva admitted that his nation used to be having a look ahead to internet hosting the event.
“While I fully stand by the ACC’s decision to shift the Asia Cup to UAE considering the current context and the magnitude of the event, Sri Lanka Cricket will work closely with the ACC and Emirates Cricket Board to ensure that we still have an exciting edition of the Asia Cup,” mentioned Silva.
Emirates Cricket Board Vice-Chairman Khalid Al Zaroont mentioned that his organisation took “great pride in UAE being named the new venue for the Asia Cup”.
“The ECB is always ready to help fellow member boards and the ACC and Sri Lanka Cricket have our full support,” he mentioned.