Not long ago, former Pakistan captain Javed Miandad made the headlines after he launched a scathing attack on the Board of Control for Cricket in India for its reluctance to come to Pakistan to play the Asia Cup 2023 tourney.
Although Pakistan have acquired the hosting rights for the Asia Cup 2023 tournament, it is highly unlikely that the tournament might take place there because India have made their stance clear.
The BCCI secretary, Jay Shah who is also the president of the Asian Cricket Council conceded that India will not fly all the way to Pakistan to play in the Asia Cup tournament owing to the escalating tension between the two nations.
Ravichandran Ashwin opens up on the possibility of hosting the Asia Cup in Sri Lanka
Meanwhile, India’s veteran off-spinner, Ravichandran Ashwin reckons that hosting the Asia Cup tournament in Sri Lanka might be a good idea in the first place. The upcoming edition of the Asia Cup 2023 tournament will be held in the September window.
The veteran off-spinner added that he will be pleased if the Asia Cup tournament is shifted to Sri Lanka. He also highlighted that many tournaments have already taken place in Dubai.
Ravi Ashwin feels that hosting the Asia Cup in Sri Lanka might be a good thing. It will be quite interesting to see which team will defy the challenges and win the Asia Cup title this time around.
The last time when the Asia Cup tournament took place in the Gulf nation, Sri Lanka and Pakistan made it to the finals of the competition. Team India failed to bring the best out of themselves in the Asia Cup tournament held in Dubai last year.
They were knocked out of the tournament after their defeats against Pakistan and Sri Lanka respectively. Sri Lanka defeated Pakistan in the final showdown to win their sixth Asia Cup title.
And srilanka needs it too. https://t.co/N3HudUJhWi
— Yash Bothra (@bothrayash) February 7, 2023Advertisement
I really don't want the Asia Cup to happen in dubai againAdvertisement
— Rohit (@rohit_0718) February 6, 2023
I also saying same, and they held the rights last time but unfortunately shifted to uae, plus it will be good for their country.
— LSG 🏏 (@PeterParker7194) February 6, 2023Advertisement
I'll be pleased if the world Cup is moved to Sri Lanka. Many tournaments have taken place in india".Advertisement
— 𝗔𝗹𝘆 𝗠𝗮𝗻𝘇𝗼𝗼𝗿 (@am_16_ali) February 7, 2023
Totally agree with Ash here..Sri Lankan conditions will be really good and challenging to play for all the teams..and it’s been a very long time since we saw a multi nation tournament being held there !! So yes..if the Asia Cup is moved to SL,then it will be really good..
— NAVEEN (@officialnav1904) February 6, 2023Advertisement
No way in srilanka it would be better their friend ship with ours is quite pleased ✅✅👌👌❤️❤️Advertisement
— AK47 (@balayya_vamsi) February 6, 2023
Yes in Bangladesh there will be no shortage of crowds.
— Dark Knight (@blues171205) February 6, 2023Advertisement
Srilanka is the best bet and they deserve one of the ACC or ICC events, 6 good stadiums to play…2 in Colombo,pallekele,dambulla and hambantota and Galle should be good enough to hostAdvertisement
— BleedBlueBoy (@Uppi2kcpK) February 6, 2023
Its good for SL if that can happen.
Dubai doesn’t need to boost its economy, but SL & Pak does.
— Vikram (@vikramuda) February 6, 2023Advertisement
Dubai has successfully cashed in from the conflict between India and Pakistan, we have normalised playing in Dubai, and on the other hand small nations like Sri lanka do not get much icc tournaments.Advertisement
— Adv. Inder Kumar (@InderKumar1895) February 6, 2023
He is right.. SL is part of India in a cultural way.. ! India must back SL brothers every possible way
— Hitman (@imshree82) February 6, 2023Advertisement