Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Zaka Ashraf suggests Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Jay Shah to shift Asia Cup from Columbia to Pakistan. Ashraf supports moving Asia Cup 2023 matches to Pakistan or the UAE owing to heavy rains in Sri Lanka. Concerns arose during rain-soaked India-Pakistan matches, forcing Ashraf to urge for a complete meteorological review.
He recommends relocating the games to Pakistan, with Pakistan-India games perhaps taking place in Dubai. The Asian Cricket Council and Sri Lanka Cricket are discussing Pallekele or Hambantota for the Super 4 stage matches on September 9.
The matches will be continuing till Sep 17. There is a high chance of heavy rain during this time period. Due to this, the PCB Chairman suggests Jay Shah to shift the Asia Cup to Pakistan. The last India vs. Pakistan match in Kandy was called off due to heavy rain. Ashraf told Shah that the remaining matches could be played in Pakistan. As there is no early prediction of rainfall in Pakistan for the entire month.
Ashraf underlines the importance of avoiding weather delays in the Asia Cup, a prominent cricket competition. Jay Shah, President of the Asian Cricket Council, guarantees that the matter is being evaluated. Former PCB Chairman Najam Sethi urges the ACC to choose the UAE instead of Sri Lanka despite weather warnings.
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