New Delhi, December 11 (Geo News): India has refused to host the Asia Cup scheduled for September 2018, saying it cannot entertain a team from Pakistan, reports in the country’s media said on Monday.
The decision by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) was made because of the reluctance to host Pakistan and was taken during the board’s Governing Body meeting. The BCCI has informed the Asian Cricket Council of its decision.
Earlier, the BCCI released the Indian team’s schedule for the next four years which did not include a series with Pakistan. However, according to reports in the India media, the BCCI will make space for a bilateral series against Pakistan if approved by the government.
India also lost hosting the Under-19 Asia Cup also over the country’s reluctance to host Pakistan’s junior side.