According to sources cited by ARY News on Thursday, the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) has allegedly approved the hybrid hosting arrangement proposed by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for the Asia Cup in Pakistan in September.
The hybrid model that PCB Management Committee Chairman Najam Sethi presented to the ACC predicts that Pakistan will host four to six matches during the Asia Cup. India will play its games in a neutral site that also serves as a venue for other games at the same time. The hybrid idea proposed by Najam Sethi has reportedly been accepted by the Asian organization in principle without the addition of any further requirements.
This hybrid schedule calls for Pakistan to host four to six games, with the other games taking place in neutral grounds like Sri Lanka or the United Arab Emirates. However, the insider stated that “the ACC meeting, which will take place soon, will finalize all the specifics.”
Pakistan may Withdraw From ODI World Cup if India Declines To Travel for Asia Cup
It is important to note that Pakistan’s participation in the Men’s ODI World Cup and the 2018 Asia Cup have both been put in peril as a result of the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) declining to tour Pakistan for the aforementioned competition on political concerns. The PCB was adamant that Pakistan might not travel to India for the World Cup in October-November if Pakistan does not agree to the BCCI’s continued insistence that they not tour Pakistan for the Asia Cup.