Asia Cup 2021: Pakistan’s Participation is Doubtful

Pakistan’s place in the Asia  T20 Cup is doubtful as their chairperson, Mr. Ehsan Mani has come forward to say that the board is not in favour of the tournament this year.  This is majorly because Pakistan Super League (PSL) was famously stopped all of a sudden due to the increase in the number of Covid cases in the country.

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is planning to conduct the remainder of the tournament in June this year. Obviously, the dates would be clashing with the Asia Cup Fixtures.

Ehsan Mani


A PCB insider source said this was was conveyed by Mani to the Pakistan Super League franchise owners during a virtual meeting on Thursday, after it was announced that the remaining matches of PSL 6 would be completed in June.

Mani spoke about the Asia Cup after the franchise owners sought to know if the dates of PSL were clashing with the continental tournament.

“Mani made it clear that their was little possibility of the tournament being held this year and it would be moved to 2023 due to the commitments of the participating teams,” the source said.


Why Is PSL Not Being Conducted in April?

The PSL franchises wanted the board to conduct the the league in April itself for all the obvious reasons but the Mani could not agree for the same because the National team is due for a home series against South African which is scheduled to happen next month. This would hamper relations between the two nations.

“The PCB chairperson made it clear they could not do this as they had good relations with CSA, which had supported Pakistan cricket by sending its full test team to Pakistan in February,” the source further added.

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