Pakistan will host the next Asia Cup T20 tournament in 2020, however it is not clear whether the tournament would be Pakistan or in UAE.

As per media reports, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) earned the rights to host the next Asia Cup cricket tournament which is scheduled to be played in September 2020, a month before the World T20 in Australia.

“The next Asia Cup will be hosted by Pakistan, and the hosting right belongs to them. Where they will host the tournament, it's up to them," said Asian Cricket Council (ACC) President Nazmul Hassan Papon on Thursday, quoted Dhaka Tribune.

Ehsan Mani, the chief development officer of ACC, said, “We have a long programme to develop the Asian cricket. We want to start from under-16 and under-19 to the Asia Cup."

The previous Asia Cup was hosted by the BCCI, who opted to play it on neutral territory i.e. UAE given that a Pakistan team traveling and playing in India would've been a complicated political issue.

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