Asia Cup 2023
Jay Shah: Asia Cup future to be decided at IPL final
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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Secretary Jay Shah has confirmed that a final decision regarding the 2023 Asia Cup will be taken at the IPL 2023 final on Sunday, May 28.
BCCI will host the board presidents of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) and other Asian Cricket Boards during the final of the IPL.
"As of now, the decision with regards to hosting of Asia Cup hasn't yet been finalised. We are busy with IPL but the top dignitaries of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), Bangladesh and Afghanistan Cricket Board are coming to watch the IPL final. We will have a discussion and take a final decision in due course," Shah told PTI.
As per reports, PCB doesn't mind playing India at a neutral venue. While they would prefer Dubai because it would lead to more gate receipts, it is open to playing in another country (read Sri Lanka.
PCB chief Najam Sethi, meanwhile, has proposed a ‘Hybrid Model’ and they want Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Afghanistan (barring India) to play one game each in Pakistan before traveling to a neutral venue for the remainder of the tournament. A final call by ACC is still awaited.