Severe political tensions between the neighbouring countries have had a major impact on all issues including sports. With Pakistan assigned to host the next edition of Asia Cup in 2020, India’s participation for the same remains doubtful.
In a decision taken by the ACC (Asian Cricket Council), during the recent meeting held in Singapore, the hosting rights for Asia Cup 2020 were awarded to Pakistan who last hosted the tournament in 2008.
The tournament will be played in the T20 format considering the T20 World Cup which would be held in Australia shortly after the culmination of the tournament in Pakistan.
Asia Cup, which was once held only in the 50 over format, changed its policy by switching with T20’s in an alternate fashion. The last two editions have been won by India where they defeated Bangladesh.
Despite reaching a conclusion in regards to the venue for the tournament, various media outlets report that the ACC would change the location if the ties between the two countries do not improve.