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Asia Cup 2023: Tremendous 4s below concern of rain, frightened ACC more likely to change venues



Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) are presently discussing the potential of altering venues for the Asia Cup 2023 Remaining and Tremendous-4 matches. The venue is more likely to be shifted from Colombo to Pallekele due to the specter of rain. On this context, Sri Lanka Cricket mentioned three venues are into account: Pallekele, Dambulla and Hambantota. The six taking part groups have additionally been knowledgeable in regards to the attainable change in venue.

Pallekele is presently internet hosting the Asia Cup league matches, however the potential of rain on this hill city can also be on the upper aspect. Dambulla is about 70 kilometres from Pallekele, and the possibilities of rain are a lot decrease within the former metropolis. After India refused to play matches in Pakistan, the hybrid format for the 2023 Asia Cup is being adopted in Pakistan and Sri Lanka, with all knockout matches deliberate to happen there.

PCB Chairman Najam Sethi additionally expressed his views on the wet climate and precipitation which are continuously affecting the matches. “How disappointing! Rain mars the best contest in cricket. However this was forecast. As PCB Chair, I urged the ACC to play within the UAE, however poor excuses have been made to accommodate Sri Lanka. Too scorching in Dubai, they mentioned. But it surely was as scorching when the Asia Cup was performed there final time in September 2022 or when the IPL was performed there in April 2014 and September 2020. Politics over sport Unforgivable!” mentioned the PCB chairman in a tweet.

The ACC will probably make the ultimate determination on the venue change within the subsequent 24-48 hours. Regardless of the heavy rain, the Sri Lanka Cricket Board is taking preventative measures to stave off the disruption attributable to catastrophic climate.

Additionally Learn: What occurs if India vs Nepal match will get washed out on account of rain?

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