Asia Cup has been called off due to rising COVID-19 crisis!
An official statement from of Cancellation of the Asia Cup 2021 is still awaited.
Asia Cup 2021 cancellation has brought another big blow to all the cricket fans after the news of the Suspension of IPL 2021. This year the Asia Cup was to be hosted in Sri Lanka but due to the increasing COVID-19 crisis, Sri Lanka Cricket reportedly took the decision of canceling the Asia Cup 2021.
Notably, the Asia cup was canceled in 2020 as well due to the busy schedule of all the Teams involved in it. However, it was to be conducted in September but BCCI scheduled IPL in UAE from September to October so it got canceled.
It is to be noted that there are no official statements by concerned authorities on this aspect. But Sri Lanka Cricket chief executive Ashley de Silva admitted that the tournament is “not possible” in the prevailing situations.
IPL 2021 was also suspended due to many positive cases among different franchises. However, the Sri Lankan team is currently in Bangladesh to play 3 one day internationals. There are also reports that the Sri Lankan team will also host three ODIs and as many T20Is against the Indian Cricket Team scheduled to be held in July.