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Sri Lanka and Bangladesh back BCCI in the Asia Cup scandal

Sri Lanka and Bangladesh’s cricket boards have apparently agreed with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) about moving this year’s Asia Cup out of Pakistan.

Sources also say that both Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are ready to hold the Asian event if it has to be moved from Pakistan.

The Indian cricket board didn’t want to send its team to Pakistan for the Asia Cup, and they want the event to take place at a neutral site.

If Pakistan decides not to play in the Asia Cup, the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) could also think about putting United Arab Emirates (UAE) in their place.

Jay Shah, who is the head of ACC and the secretary of BCCI, has also promised the broadcasters that India will make up for the losses caused by Pakistan’s absence in a series that will happen soon.

Sources also said that the Indian government led by Narendra Modi has asked the BCCI to take a strict stand at the next ACC meeting.

The Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) hybrid model, which would have given India the choice to play its games at a neutral venue, is also unlikely to be accepted by the BCCI.

Earlier, Najam Sethi, the head of the PCB Management Committee, called for a logical way to solve the looming crisis that could make it hard for Pakistan to host the Asia Cup and take part in the ODI World Cup this year.

During a meeting of the National Assembly Standing Committee on Inter-Provincial Coordination (IPC), Sethi told the media that it is unlikely that the Pakistan team will go to India for the ODI World Cup.

“In case of India’s refusal to travel to Pakistan to compete in the Asia Cup, chances are there that the Pakistan government would not allow the Men in Green to cross the borders for their World Cup participation. “Then cricket will be the one who loses the most,” Sethi said.

“There should be a middle way to solve problems that make it hard for ICC and ACC games to go off without a hitch. If India doesn’t come to Pakistan for the Asia Cup, the government won’t let us go to India to play in the World Cup games,” he said.