Sri Lanka Decides to Shift Asia Cup 2022 Away
Sri Lanka is experiencing the worst economic period in its history. Due to frequent power outages and ongoing conflicts in Sri Lanka, the 2022 Asia Cup might be relocated to the United Arab Emirates. To minimise logistical difficulties at home, the SLC has chosen to shift the event to the UAE.
Sri Lanka Cricket’s executive committee met this week and agreed to reschedule the competition; Asian Cricket Council president Joy Shah will be notified today, the day of the IPL final. Sri Lanka will retain hosting rights, notwithstanding the tournament’s relocation. As a consequence, SLC will be able to earn around $5,000,000 USD.
A Sri Lankan delegation, including Sri Lankan Cricket Board (SLC) president Shammi Silva, is in India at the request of the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) to attend tonight’s IPL final.
A source close to the SLC informed The Sunday Times Sri Lanka that it is more probable that the event will be staged in the UAE given the present circumstances. The competitions will take place in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah. The Asia Cup will take place between 26 August and 11 September.