Now, it has been reported that Bangladesh has been selected as a standby venue for the Asia Cup 2022 if Sri Lanka cannot host the tournament due to civil unrest.
However, no final decision has been taken as the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) is closely monitoring the developments in Sri Lanka.
The ACC is also preparing for Australia to complete the entire series in Sri Lanka in times of crisis.
This has given Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) officials hope to host the 2022 Asia Cup in the country, despite the ongoing turmoil.
It is worth noting that the previous edition of the Asia Cup was held in the UAE in 2018 and in that tournament, India defeated Bangladesh in the final to become the champions.
People have taken to the streets of Colombo to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, his successor Ranil Wickremesinghe and President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who have fled the country.
Leading policy experts in India said on Sunday that unprecedented development was inevitable in the wake of the economic crisis against the family.
At the same time, he said the economic situation is unlikely to improve dramatically as President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has decided to step down by paving the way for the formation of an all-party government.
On Saturday, July 13, after President Rajapaksa’s resignation was announced, thousands of angry protesters stormed his official residence and set fire to the prime minister’s private residence.
He also said that he would resign. Ambassador Ashok Kantha said, “It was becoming inevitable. Public sentiment turned against Rajapaksa. They lost their political capital. “
Kantha, who served as Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka from 2009 to 2013, said Rajapaksa had “political demands and consent” to resign.
The Prime Minister, the elder brother of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, resigned on May 9 after massive anti-government protests in Sri Lanka.
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