U19 Asia Cup cricket moved out of In­dia

Muscat Daily - - SPORTS -

In­dia will not be host­ing the 2017 U19 Asia Cup af­ter a de­ci­sion was taken in a Asian Cricket Coun­cil an­nual gen­eral body meet­ing in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Satur­day to with­draw the host­ing rights from the coun­try and give it to Malaysia. The de­ci­sion on Asia Cup for the se­nior team will be taken later as the tour­na­ment is also sched­uled to be held in In­dia in 2018. The de­vel­op­ment took place af­ter the Pak­istan Cricket Board raised ob­jec­tions to the tour­na­ment be­ing held in In­dia. Also the west­ern re­gion qual­i­fiers for the U19 Asia Cup will be hosted by Kuwait, de­spite dis­cus­sions around the venue fol­low­ing the di­plo­matic cri­sis in the Gulf.

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