The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) on Tuesday determined to maintain the Asia Cup Tremendous 4 and remaining matches in Colombo itself because the climate within the Sri Lankan capital has proven indicators of enchancment.
It has been speculated over the previous couple of days that the Tremendous 4 and remaining video games of the Asia Cup could possibly be shifted to Hambantota after heavy rains lashed Colombo.
The PTI has been knowledgeable that the ACC held parleys with Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), hosts Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the official broadcaster earlier than arriving on the resolution to maintain the matches in Colombo itself.
The broadcaster too has defined the difficulties to relocate their gear and workers to Hambantota, a deep Southern district, at such a brief discover. In truth, it was SLC who prompt Hambantota as an alternate venue for the 5 Asia Cup Tremendous 4 matches and the ultimate as town has been experiencing a drought over the previous couple of weeks.
The Sri Lanka-leg of Tremendous 4 will probably be began with a recreation between India and Pakistan on September 10 on the R Premadasa Stadium. This would be the second time India will tackle Pakistan within the Asia Cup. The league match between the 2 sides was rained off after India made 266 all out, courtesy fifties from Ishan Kishan and Hardik Pandya.
The ACC additionally briefly dabbled with the thought of shifting the matches to Pallekele and Dambulla solely to desert it later. Whereas Pallekele too has been experiencing heavy rains, the Rangiri Worldwide Stadium in Dambulla is beneath upkeep to put in new floodlights and some different services. Each of India’s group matches had been affected by rain.
The a lot anticipated India-Pakistan conflict on the Pallekele stadium in Kandy was known as off after one innings as a consequence of heavy downpour on Saturday, whereas India’s match in opposition to Nepal on Monday was additionally truncated as a consequence of rain.