U-19 Asia Cup shifted from Bengaluru to Malaysia after Pakistan Cricket Board's objection

After PCB refused to send its team to India, the Asian Cricket Council decided to shift the U-19 Asia Cup tournament from Bengaluru to Kuala Lumpur.

Published: 13th August 2017 01:23 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th August 2017 04:16 PM   |  A+A-

PCB Chairman Executive Committee Najam Sethi | AP

By PTI

NEW DELHI: The Asian Cricket Council today decided to shift the U-19 Asia Cup tournament from Bengaluru to the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) refused to send its team to India.

Owing to the prevailing political tension between the two countries, PCB chairman Najam Sethi raised objections and it was unanimously agreed that the colts continental tournament be moved out of India.

According to sources, BCCI secretary Amitabh Choudhary didn't object to the shifting of venue.

"The matter of shifting the tournament to Malaysia was amicably agreed by all participants in the development and executive committees, since no one wanted it marred by security considerations of any member," Sethi was quoted as saying by 'ESPNcricinfo'.

The BCCI had already written to the Indian government, seeking clearance to host the event as it would include a team from Pakistan.

The tournament will feature eight teams, with four Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka - qualifying automatically.

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