The hybrid hosting plan proposed by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for the Asia Cup in September has allegedly been approved by the Asian Cricket Council (ACC).
Pakistan would host four to six Asia Cup games, according to the hybrid model that PCB Management Committee Chairman Najam Sethi submitted to the ACC. India will play its games in a neutral site that is also the site of other games at the same time.
Sources claim that the Asian organization has accepted the hybrid concept put forth by Najam Sethi in principle and without any further requirements.
This hybrid concept calls for Pakistan to host four to six games, with the remaining games taking place in Sri Lanka or the United Arab Emirates at neutral venues.
The insider stated that “however, all the details will be finalized in the ACC meeting to be held shortly.”
It is important to note that the Men’s ODI World Cup and the next Asia Cup have both been put in peril when the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) refused to tour Pakistan for the aforementioned competition on the basis of politics.
The PCB was insistent that if the BCCI would not tour Pakistan for the Asia Cup, Pakistan might not travel to India for the World Cup in October-November. The BCCI maintained its position on this matter.