ACC shifts Asia Cup from Sri Lanka to UAE



The Asian Cricket Council announced on Wednesday that it is shifting the Asia Cup from Sri Lanka to the UAE due to the prevailing situation in the island nation.

“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,” said the ACC in a statement.

The council said that it found it very difficult to change the venue but it was necessary to do so. It also expressed its solidarity with the cricket-loving nation 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,” said the state-ment.

“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.—Agencies


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