Uncertainty over Sri Lanka’s Asia Cup

Asia Cup 2022: Amid the ongoing economic crisis in Sri Lanka, former cricketer Arjuna Ranatunga feels that hosting the Asia Cup 2022 in the country will depend on the approval of other countries. Although the 2022 Asia Cup is scheduled to be held in Sri Lanka, many questions are being raised due to the ongoing economic crisis in the country. Follow IPL 2022 updates on InsideSport.in.

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The possibility of holding the Asia Cup 2022 in Sri Lanka depends on how other countries view the situation, says Ranatunga

Sri Lanka is facing a serious economic crisis, including food and fuel shortages affecting large numbers of people on the island nation. The economy has been in recession since the Covid-19 epidemic began.

“I do not know what to say. The people who play cricket here are very unprofessional. I hope and pray for the country that the Asia Cup happens. It will now depend entirely on other countries how they view the situation here, ”Ranatunga told ANI.

The possibility of holding the Asia Cup 2022 in Sri Lanka depends on how other countries view the situation, says Ranatunga

“I do not think the protesters will have any problem with the cricket match. They only have problems with the government and they will not interfere in the tournament. But the people in the administration are extremely amateur and have destroyed the cricket board. I don’t know how they will handle the situation, “he added.

The former cricketer further said that even if some cricketers come forward and offer funds for the tournament, the government can use that money for their own benefit.

“If some former cricketers offer help, I am afraid that these government officials will use the money for their own benefit. Holding these matches will not improve this economic crisis, because we need a lot of money to overcome this situation. The present government is extremely incompetent to handle this mess, ”said Ranatunga.

The possibility of holding the Asia Cup 2022 in Sri Lanka depends on how other countries view the situation, says Ranatunga

The economy has been in a downward spiral since the Covid-19 epidemic began to affect tourism. Sri Lanka is also facing a foreign exchange deficit, which has affected its ability to import food and energy. Shortages of essential commodities have forced Sri Lanka to seek help from friendly countries.

Due to the economic situation, there have been widespread protests demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
Earlier, in a special address to the nation on Monday, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa urged the people to be patient and stop taking to the streets to enable the government to resolve the situation.

The possibility of holding the Asia Cup 2022 in Sri Lanka depends on how other countries view the situation, says Ranatunga

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