The Chairman of PCB, Zaka Ashraf, reportedly reached out to Jay Shah, the President of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC), to discuss the possibility of relocating the Asia Cup 2023 matches from Sri Lanka to Pakistan due to weather conditions.
Zaka Ashraf, the head of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), has suggested moving the remaining matches of Asia Cup 2023 from Sri Lanka to Pakistan due to unfavorable weather conditions. He has reached out to ACC President Jay Shah to discuss the impact of weather conditions on the matches in Sri Lanka.
The highly anticipated clash between India and Pakistan was canceled after the first innings, with Pakistan’s top-order collapsing to 266 runs in the first innings, thanks to the brilliance of Ishan Kishan and Hardik Pandya. Continuous rain led to the match being called off, and not a single ball was bowled in the second innings.
However, the closest alternative solution at the moment is to relocate the Super 4 matches to either Colombo or Hambantota, where heavy rains have occurred. According to some reports from the Daily Mirror, an official from Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) stated that discussions have taken place between SLC and ACC, and Dambulla is not being considered as a venue.
Meanwhile, with a resounding 238-run victory against Nepal and no result against India, Babar Azam’s Pakistan has qualified for the Super 4 stage of Asia Cup 2023. The washed-out match against India means that Pakistan has 3 points in hand.
While Nepal faces an uphill battle against India on Monday, the Blue Team only needs to avoid defeat to advance to the Super 4 stage. Rohit Sharma and Co. should also start their campaign strongly against Nepal as strong contenders.