Sri Lanka Decides to Shift Asia Cup 2022 Away
Sri Lanka is going through the worst time of its history in economics. Due to regular power outages and ongoing crises in Sri Lanka, the upcoming Asia Cup 2022 could be shift to the UAE. The SLC has decided to move the tournament to the UAE to avoid logistical challenges at home.
Sri Lanka Cricket’s executive committee met this week, where they decided to move the tournament, and today, on the day of the IPL final, Asian Cricket Council president Joy Shah will be informed. Although the tournament is relocated, Sri Lanka will retain hosting rights. As a result, SLC will be able to earn about 5 million US dollars.
A Sri Lankan delegation, including Sri Lankan Cricket Board (SLC) president Shammi Silva, is currently in India at the invitation of the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) to take part in the IPL final to be held tonight.
A source close to the SLC told The Sunday Times Sri Lanka: ‘In the current situation, it is more likely that the tournament will be held in the UAE. The matches will be held in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. The Asia Cup will be held from August 26 to September 11.