The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) is said to have endorsed Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) hybrid plan for hosting the Asia Cup in September.
Pakistan will host four to six Asia Cup matches, according to the hybrid model given to the ACC by PCB Management Committee Chairman Najam Sethi. Simultaneously, India will play its matches in a neutral venue that will also host other matches.
According to sources, the Asian body has accepted in principle the hybrid model offered by Najam Sethi, with no additional requirements.
According to this hybrid model, Pakistan will host four to six matches, with the other matches taking place in neutral venues such as Sri Lanka or the United Arab Emirates.
“However, all of the details will be finalised at the ACC meeting, which will be held soon,” the insider stated.
The 2019 Asia Cup and Pakistan’s participation in the Men’s ODI World Cup have been jeopardised as the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) refused to tour Pakistan for the aforementioned competition on political concerns.
The BCCI maintained its stance of not traveling Pakistan for the Asia Cup, while the PCB was emphatic that if they did not, Pakistan would miss out on the World Cup in India in October-November.