The Asian Cricket Council has approved Pakistan’s hybrid model, but it has to host only four matches of the championship. Nine matches including the final will be held in Sri Lanka. By the way, the hosting of this entire tournament was with Pakistan only. But the BCCI objected. Said that we will not send our team to Pakistan. From there, Pakistan also started threatening that if you don’t come, we will also not come to India and will boycott the 50-over World Cup to be held this year. There was fierce rhetoric from both the sides.
Finally, Pakistan threw another bet, in which it mentioned the hybrid model for the first time. That is, the tournament will be held in Pakistan only, but India can play its matches in UAE. But the twist in the story was yet to come. Seeing the heat of Saudi, other countries including India rejected this proposal outright. The teams said that the heat of Dubai in the World Cup year would bother the players and it was not right to take such a risk before a month or two.
two birds with one stone
In such a situation, a meeting was held under the leadership of BCCI Secretary and Asian Cricket Council Chairman Jai Shah. In which the hybrid model of PCB was approved but with some conditions. Now Sri Lanka enters the picture by removing the UAE option i.e. Pakistan will have only four Asia Cup matches while Sri Lanka will have nine matches including the final. With the approval of the Asia Cup schedule, it has also been decided that in October-November, the Pakistan team will come to India for the ODI World Cup, in which the two teams may clash in the league round on October 15.