- The venue for the 2022 Asia Cup is still unclear
- The ACC named Bangladesh as a stanby host
- The political crisis in Sri Lanka could force change in the area
“The ACC is monitoring the situation and will make a decision at its meeting later this month, keeping all factors in mind,” a source told Sportstar.
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Sri Lanka is witnessing its worst economic crisis since gaining independence in 1948. Over the past few months, the country has seen a shortage of essential items such as food, fuel, and electricity.
Frustrated with the same growth, the protests took a dramatic turn over the weekend as protesters stormed the President’s palace and set fire to the Prime Minister’s private residence.
Legendary Sri Lankan cricketer Sanath Jayasuriya joined the protests and he was seen in the streets. Meanwhile, former Sri Lankan captains Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawerdene also expressed support.
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Recently, Sri Lanka successfully hosted the Australian team in an all-format series. The Indian Women team also completed the country tour last month which saw them play 3 T20Is and as many ODIs.
Those like India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan have earned direct qualification. Sixth place will go to the winner in the qualification round that starts on August 20th. The UAE, Nepal, Kuwait, and Hong Kong are the four teams participating in the race to qualify for the main draw.