Asia Cup 2023: Bangladesh board unhappy with Asia Cup schedule, said- travel will affect players’ preparation

BCB Unhappy With Asia Cup Schedule: With the announcement of the Asia Cup schedule, it became clear that 4 matches of the tournament will be played in Pakistan and the remaining 9 matches in Sri Lanka. Resentment is also being seen regarding the program of Asia Cup being played in hybrid model for the first time. In this, former Pakistan captain Butt first expressed his anger. At the same time, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has also expressed unhappiness over the official schedule.

Out of all the 6 teams participating in this tournament, all except India will play their matches in Pakistan and Sri Lanka. At the same time, the Indian team will play all its matches in Sri Lanka. Describing this schedule as strange, the former Pakistan captain targeted the PCB. BCB’s Cricket Operations Chairman Jalal Yunus has said that travel during the tournament will affect the preparations of the players.

Bangladesh Cricket Operations Chairman Jalal Yunus said in his statement to Cricbuzz that we have to play our first group match in Sri Lanka while the second in Pakistan. We can’t do anything about it, we have to go. We will travel by chartered plane, it is the responsibility of the Asian Cricket Council. Of course we would like to travel with a better airline. If it is a national airline or a chartered plane, it will definitely be good for everyone.

Players have to prepare themselves both mentally and physically

In his statement, Jalal further said that in order to travel by air, you have to reach the airport 2 hours before the flight. Players have to prepare themselves for this both mentally and physically. If all the other teams agree to the schedule then we will have to go ahead accordingly.


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