Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is ready to host the 18th Asia Cup if participating nations agree to start the event on August 24 instead of August 27, The News reported.
According to sources, SLC is eager to host Asia Cup from August 24 to September 7 amid the political crisis in their country.
Earlier, reports stated that the Asia Cup will be shifted to some other venue in light of the economical crisis in Sri Lanka.
The Asia Cup will feature Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, and one of the qualifiers.
Meanwhile, the change in dates will favour the Pakistan team, looking at the upcoming schedule.
“Adjustments in the dates are made following a request received by the SL Board from a couple of participating teams, including Pakistan, on the possible clash of international fixtures. Pakistan are to host England for seven T20 Internationals in the latter part of September.
If Asia Cup goes ahead on the new dates of August 24 and ends on September 7, it would be perfect from Pakistan’s perspective as the team will be back home well in time for the start of the T20 series against England,” a source told The News.