Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) secretary Mr. Anurag Thakur has said that upcoming Asia Cup can be held in either Bangladesh or United Arab Emirates. He also indicated that India could also host the prestigious Asia cup.
Mr. Anurag said, “The Asia Cup will be held in mid-February, next year. However we have not decided the venue of the tournament. It could be Bangladesh or it could be India also. It will be decided in some time.”
In a general meeting Mr. Anurag also mentioned that t20 Asia cup will be played in the mid February just ahead of 2016 twenty20 world cup which is scheduled to play in India.
“There are chances that the Asia Cup will be held in Bangladesh. But nothing is confirmed until an ACC (Asian Cricket Council) meeting takes a call on the issue. It is most likely that the next Asia Cup will be held in India. If not so, Bangladesh will probably be the host.”
Two previous editions of Asia Cup were hosted by Bangladesh and if they get chance to host 2016 event, it will be third successive time when they’ll be organizing Asis Cup.
One reliable Pakistan Cricket Board source said to PTI, “None of the Asian Test playing nations expressed interest in hosting the Asia Cup including India and Sri Lanka. So, the members decided the best possible option was UAE and a decision on the venue will be taken soon.”
The final decision on venue selection for Asia cup twenty20 will be taken shortly.