"Thinking About It": Pakistan Cricket Board Chief Zaka Ashraf On Talks With BCCI's Jay Shah For Shifting Asia Cup Matches From Sri Lanka
The rain in Sri Lanka has had a major impact on the Asia Cup 2023. Four games are being played in Pakistan and the majority of the matches are being played in the island nation as part of a hybrid tournament format.
However, the rain forced the postponement of India's Saturday match over Pakistan. It was impossible to bowl even a single ball in the second innings. After India skipper Rohit Sharma decided to bowl against Nepal on Monday, there was rain.
For a two-day tour, BCCI president Roger Binny and vice president Rajeev Shukla arrived in Lahore on Monday. The same day, Zaka Ashraf, the head of the Pakistan Cricket Board, was questioned about his discussions with BCCI secretary Jay Shah about postponing games due to inclement weather. But all he said was, "Thinking about it."
In light of the intense rains that have been battering Colombo, the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) is considering moving the Super Four Asia Cup matches to a new location, according to a report by the news agency PTI.
There is no indication that the weather will improve, despite the fact that five Super Four games and the championship game are set to take place in Colombo starting on September 9. In light of this, the ACC is currently in conversation on a potential venue change with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), the organisation hosting the tournament, and Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC).
Three locations are being considered: Pallekele, Dambulla, and Hambantota, the PTI has been informed.
The six competing teams have also been informed that there may be a venue change.
The Asia Cup league matches are presently being held in Pallekele, although there is a good chance of rain in this highland town.
Pallekele is almost 70 km away from Dambulla, therefore there is significantly less risk of rain there.