COVID-19 impact: 2020 Asia Cup unlikely amid Coronavirus, says BCCI official

Updated: 31 March, 2020 09:24 IST | IANS | New Delhi

While the 2020 Olympic has already been postponed and the start of IPL-13 suspended, the 2020 Asia Cup scheduled in September is also likely to be given a skip this year

Sourav Ganguly on his Instagram
Sourav Ganguly on his Instagram

The Coronavirus outbreak has not only brought the world to a standstill, it has also created a scenario where the fate of sporting activities in the next six months hangs in balance. While the 2020 Olympic has already been postponed and the start of IPL-13 suspended, the 2020 Asia Cup scheduled in September is also likely to be given a skip this year.

Speaking to IANS, a BCCI official said that gauging from how things stand at present, it is almost safe to say that this edition of the Asia Cup might not see the light of day. In fact, the tournament had greater significance this year as it would be the perfect training ground for the Asian team going into the World T20 which is still scheduled to be played as per plan at the end of the year in Australia.

"Though it doesn't seem right to be talking about cricket schedules as of now, we can safely assume that Asia Cup isn't a possibility. The sports organisation are also hit deeply and there will be some tough measures once some semblance of normalcy returns. There are liabilities and difficulties that the Board faces and it will be a new kind of a challenge to deal with them," the official said.

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First Published: 31 March, 2020 08:30 IST

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