India may play Asia cup matches at neutral venues

Wednesday 29th March 2023 06:08 EDT

Pakistan will probably host the Asia Cup in 2023, with matches involving India taking place elsewhere in the world. Even though the neutral site has not been decided, the UAE, Oman, Sri Lanka, and England are all prospective competitors.
The BCCI and PCB are working to broker a compromise that could result in both teams playing their matches against one another outside Pakistan. “A meeting between the boards was held a few days back and the tournament will be allowed to be held in Pakistan. India will play their matches at a neutral venue and will not travel to Pakistan. The venues where India could play their matches are likely to be Oman, UAE, England, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh,” a source said.
If India advances to the Asia Cup final, a neutral site will host the summit match. India and Pakistan have been placed in the same group with a qualifier for the six-nation Asia Cup, which will be played in the 50-over format in the first half of September this year. The respective board members gathered for two additional rounds of informal meetings in Dubai after the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) meeting in Bahrain in mid-March ended without a conclusion.

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