Wasim Khan denies Asia Cup deal with Bangladesh


Lahore: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chief Executive Wasim Khan has denied speculation of any deal that has taken place with the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) regarding the Asia Cup 2020 which is scheduled in Pakistan.

“PCB have not made any deal with Bangladesh to play series in Pakistan and in return has given the hosting rights of the Asia Cup 2020 to them,” CEO PCB said on the sidelines with reporters.

Wasim also clarified that they don’t have any rights to give Asia Cup to Bangladesh because it is an Asian Cricket Council (ACC) event.

“PCB doesn’t possess any right to give the tournament to any other country. ACC holds complete authority as it is their event,” he added.

Wasim is happy to host Bangladesh and the cricket board is also in the talks with Cricket South Africa to completely restore international cricket in the country.

“Matters are on the right track for restoring international cricket after October future tor programs are also great. The credibility of international cricket in Pakistan is getting restored,”

He told that around thirty international tournaments will be played in the next eight years and PCB is trying to get the hosting rights of various tournaments.

“We wish one U19, women’s and men tournament to be held in Pakistan and we are hopeful that after 2023 Pakistan will start to host ICC tournaments regularly,” he said.

“The MCC team, led by Sangakkara, will visit Lahore from February 13 to 19 and they will play four matches against Pakistan Shaheen, Northern, Lahore Qalandars and Multan Sultan.

It must be noted that ICC chief executive Manu Sawhney visited Lahore on a two-day trip in which he visited Lahore Safe City Project, NCA and met with Chairman PCB Ehsan Mani and CEO Wasim Khan.