Cricket’s Asia Cup in September was postponed to 2021 on Thursday.

Travel restrictions, various national quarantine requirements, and the ongoing threat of the coronavirus were the main obstacles to staging the biennial Twenty20 tournament, the Asian Cricket Council said.

The 2018 tournament featured winner India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Hong Kong.

Sri Lanka is expected to host the Asia Cup in June 2021.

“Conducting the event in a responsible manner remains the priority of the ACC,” it said in a statement, adding it “is currently working towards securing June 2021 as a suitable window.”


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