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PCB is not in favor of organizing the Asia Cup T20 this year.

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) President Ehsan Mani has conveyed to the PSL franchise owners that the sports governing body in the country is not in favor of organizing the Asia Cup T20 this year.

A PCB source said Mani gave the message to Pakistan Super League franchise owners during a virtual meeting on Thursday that it was announced that the remaining matches of PSL 6 would be completed in June.

Mani asked the franchise owners about the Asia Cup to know if the PSL dates were colliding with the continental tournament.

Mani clarified that the tournament was less likely to be held this year and that it would be moved in 2023 due to the commitments of the participating teams.

The PCB chairman told the franchise owners that the new dates for the Asia Cup would be decided at the next meeting of the Asian Cricket Council.

PCB 6 was postponed after 14 of the league’s 34 matches earlier this month due to an outbreak of COVID-19 cases between franchise players and officials.

The source said that one or two franchise owners had also said that the incident should take place in April and the PCB should pressurize Cricket South Africa (CSA) for the Pakistan team’s tour of Pakistan in April.

But the PCB chairman made it clear that they could not do so as they had good relations with the CSA who supported Pakistan cricket by sending their entire Test team to Pakistan in February.

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