Jay Shah, the secretary of the Indian cricket board and the president of the Asian Cricket Council, is in Bahrain for an emergency meeting of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC). He was summoned at the request of PCB chairman Najam Sethi to decide the fate of Pakistan’s Asia Cup hosting rights. According to BCCI sources, there is little to no chance of the Asia Cup being held in Pakistan in September.
“Jay is in Bahrain for the ACC meeting. The BCCI’s stand will not change. We will not be travelling to Pakistan as we haven’t got any go-ahead from the government,” a BCCI source told PTI.
The Asia Cup venue was not mentioned in the itinerary released by ACC chairman Shah in December of last year. This prompted Sethi to accuse Shah of making a “unilateral decision,” which ACC officially refuted by stating that repeated emails to PCB seeking recommendations on the itinerary went unanswered.