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Sri Lanka’s Asia Cup shifted to UAE
Because of how things are going in Sri Lanka right now, the Asian Cricket Council said on Wednesday. That the Asia Cup will be moved to the United Arab Emirates. The council said that changing where the meeting was held was very hard, but that it was necessary. It also showed support for Sri Lanka, a country that likes to play cricket.
Since Sri Lanka is in a bad place right now, the Asia Cup will be moved there, the Asian Cricket Council said on Wednesday. The council said that moving the event was very difficult, but it had to be done. She then told the cricket-crazy people of Sri Lanka that she was sorry for their loss. Shammi Silva, who is the president of Sri Lanka Cricket, said that he was very excited to host the tournament. Khalid Al Zaroont, Vice-Chairman of the Emirates Cricket Board, said that the country was “very proud” to be the next one to host the Asia Cup. He said that the ECB is always willing to help other member boards, like the ACC and Sri Lanka Cricket.
“The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) is eagerly looking forward to conducting its much-awaited Asia Cup tournament from August 27th to September 11th, 2022, as scheduled. However, considering the prevailing situation in Sri Lanka. The ACC after extensive deliberation has unanimously concluded that it would be appropriate to relocate the tournament from Sri Lanka to the UAE,” said the ACC in a statement.
“The ACC remains committed to supporting the sport and all its fans and is deeply thankful for the unwavering efforts made by SLC. While ensuring the tournament continues as scheduled,” said the statement.
“Every effort was made to host the Asia Cup in Sri Lanka. The decision to shift the venue to the UAE was taken after much deliberation. The UAE will be the new venue. While Sri Lanka will continue to retain hosting rights,” said ACC President Jay Shah. He also thanked the Sri Lanka Cricket and the Emirates Cricket Board for their understanding and cooperation.
“While I fully stand by the ACC’s decision to shift the Asia Cup to UAE. Considering the current context and the magnitude of the event, Sri Lanka Cricket will work closely with the ACC and Emirates Cricket Board.