Ten years later, Pakistan will get an opportunity to organize an international cricket tournament, but BCCI decided not to send the Indian team to Pakistan.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided not to send the Indian team for the upcoming Asia Emerging Nations Cup (under-23) cricket tournament in Pakistan which is held in December. After Ten years, Pakistan will get an opportunity to organize such an international cricket tournament, but the BCCI’s refusal to send Indian team leaves Pakistan tournament in doubt.
According to reports, the PCB official said that they had agreed to host the event in December on the understanding that all nations would participate in it.
In 2009, the SriLankan team, which was on a tour of Pakistan, was fired by the militants. After that international cricket was not played in Pakistan. In Asia Emerging Nations Cup 2018, India will play all the matches in Sri Lanka and the final will be played also there.
Pakistan and Sri Lanka jointly organize the Asia Emerging Nations Cup tournament. The matches between Bangladesh, United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong and Pakistan will be played in Karachi, while Sri Lanka, India, Afghanistan and Oman will be played there matches in Colombo. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided that they will not be going to send the Indian team to Pakistan on any terms.
The competition will be held from December 6 to 15. All the matches in Pakistan will be held at the National Stadium, Karachi and all the security arrangements have been made, said PCB official. Security has prevented many international players from playing in Pakistan. Therefore, Pakistan is all set to win the trust of all international players by safely organize the Asia Emerging Nations Cup (under-23) tournament.
All the matches of the Pakistan team are being played at the United Arab Emirates after the 2009 assault. India and Pakistan had come across in a recent Asia Cup tournament and India had beaten them completely. India’s first match in the Asia Emerging Nations Cup will be against Afghanistan (December 7). Then India will face Oman (December 8) and Sri Lanka (December 10).
Asia Emerging Nations Cup 2018 Dates, Venues, Schedule:
Venues : Karachi, Pakistan and Colombo, Sri Lanka
Dates : 6th – 15th December 2018
Teams : Group A: India, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Oman
Group B: Pakistan, Bangladesh, Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates
Schedule: Matches start at 09:30 (Karachi) and 09:45 (Colombo) local time
|Thu 6 Dec|| Pakistan vs Hong Kong at NSK, Karachi
Bangladesh vs UAE at SG, Karachi
|Fri 7-Dec|| Sri Lanka vs Oman at RPICS, Colombo
India vs Afghanistan at CCC, Colombo
Pakistan vs UAE at NSK, Karachi
Bangladesh vs Hong Kong at SG, Karachi
|Sat 8-Dec|| Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan at CCC, Colombo
India vs Oman at RPICS, Colombo
|Sun 9-Dec|| Pakistan vs Bangladesh at NSK, Karachi
UAE vs Hong Kong at SG, Karachi
|Mon 10-Dec|| Sri Lanka vs India at RPICS, Colombo
Afghanistan vs Oman at CCC, Colombo
|Tue 11-Dec||Rest Day|
|Wed 12-Dec||Rest Day|
|Thu 13-Dec|| SF1: B1 v A2 at RPICS, Colombo
SF2: A1 v B2 at CCC, Colombo
|Fri 14-Dec||Rest Day|
|Sat 15-Dec||FINAL: SF1 winner v SF2 winner at RPICS, Colombo|