Asia Cup cricket tournament postponed to 2021

This file photo shows captains of the participating cricket teams pose with the Asia Cup Series trophy after a press conference at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sept. 14, 2018. (AFP)
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Updated 09 July 2020

Asia Cup cricket tournament postponed to 2021

  • Travel restrictions, various national quarantine requirements, and the ongoing threat of the coronavirus were the main obstacles to staging the tournament
  • Sri Lanka is expected to host the Asia Cup in June 2021

Cricket’s Asia Cup in September was postponed to 2021 on Thursday.
Travel restrictions, various national quarantine requirements, and the ongoing threat of the coronavirus were the main obstacles to staging the biennial Twenty20 tournament, the Asian Cricket Council said.
The 2018 tournament featured winner India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Hong Kong.
Sri Lanka is expected to host the Asia Cup in June 2021.
“Conducting the event in a responsible manner remains the priority of the ACC,” it said in a statement, adding it “is currently working toward securing June 2021 as a suitable window.”


England-Pakistan: ICC to use front foot no-ball tech for first time in test cricket

Updated 05 August 2020

England-Pakistan: ICC to use front foot no-ball tech for first time in test cricket

  • Responsibility to call no-balls when a bowler oversteps the mark currently lies with on-field umpires
  • Under new system TV umpire will monitor landing foot after each ball and tell umpires whether it was legal delivery

MANCHESTER: Front foot no-ball technology will be used for the first time on a trial basis in test cricket during the three-match series between England and Pakistan starting later on Wednesday, the International Cricket Council has said.
The responsibility to call no-balls when a bowler oversteps the mark currently lies with on-field umpires, but under the new system the TV umpire will monitor the landing foot after each ball and communicate to the umpires whether it was a legal delivery.
“Front foot no ball technology to be used in ICC World Test Championship series featuring England and Pakistan, with the support of both teams,” the world governing body tweeted.
“Performance of the technology in these tests will be reviewed before any decisions taken on its future use in test cricket.”
The ICC has already conducted successful trials of the technology across men’s 50-over international matches while it was also used at the women’s Twenty20 World Cup in Australia earlier this year.
However, the governing body wants to ascertain the benefits of its use in the longest format of the game before deciding whether to widen its use.
England will host Pakistan in the three-test series at bio-secure venues in Manchester and Southampton.