Pakistan Cricket Board not keen to participate in Asia Cup T20 in 2021

Published:1 April 2021

New Zealand Bangladesh

Ehsan Mani, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman has told Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise owners that the game's governing body is not keen to participate in the Asia Cup T20 event in 2021.

According to a PCB source, this message was conveyed by Ehsan Mani to the PSL franchise owners during a virtual meeting on Thursday, after the board announced that the remaining PSL 6 games will be completed in June 2021.

Ehsan Mani brought up the Asia Cup after PSL franchise owners inquired about if the PSL dates will clash with the continental tournament.

The source disclosed that due to the commitments of the participating sides, Ehsan Mani made it clear that there was little chance of the tournament being held this year and would be moved to 2023.

The chairman of PCB informed the franchise owners that the new dates for the Asia Cup will be determined at the Asian Cricket Council's next meeting.

Due to an outbreak of COVID-19 cases among franchise players and officials, the PSL 6 was postponed after 14 of the 34 games in the league were completed earlier this month in Karachi.