Sri Lanka Cricket Explains Why The Asia Cup MoveTo The UAE. The Asia Cup 2022 will be held in the United Arab Emirates after the tournament relocate from Sri Lanka due to the country’s ongoing economic crisis.
The Asia Cup 2022 will be held in the United Arab Emirates after the tournament relocate from Sri Lanka. Due to the country’s ongoing economic crisis. The tournament schedule has been release, and in the opener, Sri Lanka will face Afghanistan, while India will face Pakistan on August 28.
“They believed that the situation in Sri Lanka was not conducive to gaining the trust of stakeholders. A tournament of this magnitude necessitates other stakeholders. Such as broadcasters, sponsors, and so on, in addition to the member countries. ” During a media briefing, SLC secretary Mohan de Silva quoted by ESPNcricinfo as saying.
“What they felt was that the negative publicity shown all over the world, with the petrol queues and everything,” Mohan de Silva
In relation to the Asia Cup, SEL CEO Ashley de Silva stated: “Sponsors were having difficulty obtaining insurance, and security clearance for broadcast crews entering Sri Lanka was also an issue. Delegates from other countries who wanted to attend were also unable to do so.”
Earlier, while announcing the decision to relocate the Asia Cup from Sri Lanka to the UAE. Asian Cricket Council President Jay Shah stated. “Considering the prevailing situation in Sri Lanka, the ACC has unanimously concluded that it would be appropriate to relocate the tournament from Sri Lanka to the UAE. ” the ACC said in a statement. “Every effort made to host the Asia Cup in Sri Lanka. The decision to relocate the event to the UAE made after much thought. The UAE will be the new venue, while Sri Lanka will continue to host.”
“We were excited to host our Asian neighbors in Sri Lanka for the much-anticipated Asia Cup. While I fully support the ACC’s decision to relocate the Asia Cup to the UAE, given the current context and magnitude of the event, Sri Lanka Cricket will work closely with the ACC and Emirates Cricket Board to ensure that the Asia Cup remains an exciting event “Shammi Silva, the president of Sri Lanka Cricket, stated.
The T20 tournament will take place between August 27 and September 11.