Asia Cup 2021 has been cancelled due to the rising covid-19 threat. The tournament was scheduled to be played in Srilanka in June this year.
But the rising cases of Covid-19 has forced the authorities to take a hard call and cancel the tournament for this year.
“Due to the prevailing situation, it will not be possible to play the tournament in June this year,” Sri Lanka Cricket chief executive Ashley de Silva told reporters.
He said the event might have to be put back until after the 2023 50-over World Cup because most teams have already planned schedules for the next two years.
De Silva said the Asian Cricket Council would soon make a formal announcement.
Coronavirus infections have spread rapidly across South Asia in recent weeks, with many nations banning flights from the region.