Pakistan to host next Asian Cricket Council Emerging Nations Cup in April

Monday, October 30 2017

Pakistan will host the next Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Emerging Nations Cup in April next year. Pakistan Cricket Board, chairman Najam Sethi said the decision to have the Emerging Cup in Pakistan was taken during the meeting of the ACC held in Lahore today. Mr Sethi said that six ACC teams including five full members will play in the tournament. The PCB Chairman said he is hopeful by next year India would also agree to send its emerging team to Pakistan as this would pave the way for regular tours to the strife-torn country.

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) chairman Thilanga Sumithipala said their team would like to come back to Pakistan.

Sri Lanka is the first top international side to play in Pakistan since March, 2009 although Pakistan managed to get low-ranked Zimbabwe to play a limited-overs series in Lahore in May, 2015.
Militants had attacked the Sri Lankan team in Lahore in March, 2009 which led to international teams refusing to tour Pakistan and the PCB was forced to hold its home series away from home in the UAE.