IPL 2023: The final match of the Indian Premier League 2023 will be played on 28 May at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. BCCI secretary Jay Shah has said that the presidents of Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Bangladesh cricket boards will reach the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad to watch the IPL final match. Apart from this, after the final match, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the presidents of the three boards will also discuss hosting the Asia Cup 2023 along with Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. This time Pakistan has to host the Asia Cup, but the Indian cricket team is not going to Pakistan. In such a situation, the option of getting India’s matches in the Asia Cup held at a neutral venue has also been given. Jai Shah, secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, confirmed the news and said that the Asia Cup to be held this year will also be discussed after the IPL final.
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Confirming the arrival of the Cricket Board Presidents of the three countries, BCCI Secretary Jai Shah said that the Presidents of Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka Cricket Board will come to Ahmedabad to watch the IPL final match on 28 May 2023. The board presidents of all the three countries will come as special guests for the Tata IPL 2023 final to be held at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. Secretary Jai Shah said that after the successful organization of IPL 2023, we will also discuss among ourselves about Asia Cup 2023. Even before this meeting, the cricket board presidents of countries like Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan have also supported India’s matches in the Asia Cup to be held at a neutral venue. The cricket boards of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have suggested matches to be held somewhere in Dubai or UAE along with their venues.
Asia Cup hosting may be snatched from Pakistan
These days the condition and economic condition of Pakistan is very bad. The whole of Pakistan is going through a period of tragedy. The whole world is familiar with Pakistan’s poor economic condition and security concerns. In such a situation, it is possible that the hosting of the Asia Cup may be taken away from the Pakistan Cricket Board. In such a situation, the Asia Cup tournament can be organized at a neutral venue like Dubai or UAE. However, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has often been threatening to snatch the Asia Cup hosting rights from it, but it may boycott the One Day International (ODI) World Cup to be held in India this year. Other countries are also standing with the BCCI and it is natural for Pakistan to threaten due to the worldwide influence of the BCCI.