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Asian Cricket Council working to reschedule T20 Cup in June 2021

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The Asian Cricket Council said they were working to reschedule the postponed Asia Cup T20 tournament in Sri Lanka in June 2021.

The tournament, which had been scheduled for September and hosted by Pakistan in a neutral venue, is the latest sporting event to have been postponed due to the global pandemic.

"Travel restrictions, country-specific quarantine requirements, fundamental health risks and social distancing mandates have posed as substantial challenges to holding the Asia Cup," the Asian Cricket Council said in a statement.

"Above all, the risks related to health and safety of participating players, support staff and commercial partners, fans and the cricketing community were deemed to be significant."

Read | Asia Cup T20 tournament cancelled, says Ganguly

The ACC added: "Conducting the event in a responsible manner remains the priority of the ACC and the Board is hopeful that the tournament will be held in 2021.

"The ACC is currently working towards securing June 2021 as a suitable window for the same."

The International Cricket Council is also expected to soon decide on the future of the T20 World Cup, which is scheduled for October-November in Australia.

The report comes only a day after Sourav Ganguly said that the tournament has been called off amid the global pandemic. 

"Asia Cup has been cancelled. It was due in September," Ganguly, who turned 48 on Wednesday, said in an Instagram chat with an Indian television station.

His statement comes after Pakistan Cricket Board chief executive Wasim Khan said last month that the Asia Cup would go ahead as scheduled in either Sri Lanka or the UAE.

Feature image courtesy: AFP / Munir Uz Zaman

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