In the midst of the Asia Cup impasse, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh present their cases.

Sri Lanka and Bangladesh
Sri Lanka and Bangladesh

While Sri Lanka is prepared to host the event and gave the ACC the final say, Bangladesh stated its concerns about competing in Dubai.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is resolute about not exhibiting any tolerance to the idea of holding the Asia Cup using the hybrid model suggested by PCB, hence the tournament’s future is uncertain.

Other Asian countries and their respective boards, though, have developed their own suggestions to resolve the mega-event impasse. Although they are prepared to host the event, ACC ultimately has the last say, according to a senior official from Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), who spoke to Cricbuzz in an interview.

Short notice hosting of the Asia Cup is possible at the SLC. An SLC spokesman noted that the ACC will now make the decision.

When BCCI secretary Jay Shah allegedly rejected PCB’s tentative proposal for a hybrid model, this assertion from SLC appeared on the screen.

In addition to SLC, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) also voiced its hesitation and desire in relation to the Asia Cup 2023. We are interested in competing in the Asia Cup, BCB’s chairman of cricket operations Jalal Yunus stated to the media. We are interested, regardless of the model the competition is held in. We shall be required to participate in the ACC agreement to hold the event in Dubai and the other members approve.

As a result of Dubai’s extreme weather, BCB also expressed their worries about playing there because it would put their players at risk for discomfort or even injury. Yet, like SLC, BCB deferred to the governing body, in this case, the ACC, in making the final decision.

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