Asia Cup Future.

As the Indian Premier League (IPL) comes to a close, the fate of the Asia Cup will be decided on the sidelines. This is according to the President of the Asian Cricket Council, and the decision holds extreme importance as Pakistan's hosting rights have been affected. India's refusal to cross the border was a blow to Pakistan's opportunity to host the tournament on its grounds. As a result, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has proposed a hybrid model to keep at least a few matches in the country.

However, this proposed model has come under scrutiny, with major players such as Bangladesh and Sri Lanka expressing concerns about the logistics of the operation. The fear that Pakistan may not be able to host any matches is very high, and while efforts have been made to accommodate the concerns and make necessary adjustments, there is uncertainty regarding the acceptance of the decision. It would be unusual to have a tournament 'hosted' by Pakistan but played in the UAE.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has been keen on pushing the sport out of the region and has tactfully influenced...

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