The Sri Lankan cricket board says a loss could cost more than 50 5 million if the Asia Cup is moved.
Ashley de Silva, head of the Sri Lanka Cricket Board, said: “We expect huge revenue from hosting the Pak-India cricket teams, so we are trying to keep Sri Lanka hosting the event.” Our country is currently suffering from economic crisis while every dollar coming into the country is important to us. Indian Cricket Board Secretary Jay Shah has assured us that if all goes well, the event will be hosted by Sri Lanka. ” The possibilities are bright.
The five full members of the ICC, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, have qualified directly for the main event, while one country will participate in the qualifying round.
It should be noted that this year Asia Cup will consist of T20 format while the event is to be played in Sri Lanka from 27th August to 11th September.