COLOMBO: The Asian Cricket Council has settled on keeping Bangladesh as the host of the Asia Cup 2014 while Pakistan’s participation in the event is subsequent to government’s permission, ARY News reported.
Despite of recent political turmoil ACC board members retained the right of hosting the tournament in Bangladesh.
In December, the West Indies Under-19s team had pulled out of their tour after an explosion near the team hotel. Moreover, the PCB's concerns have arisen in light of the diplomatic row between the governments of Pakistan and Bangladesh. The issue concerns the trial of 1971 war criminals in Bangladesh, which is taking place more than four decades after Bangladesh's independence from Pakistan.
The chief executive of the ACC, Syed Ashraful Huq chaired a meeting in Colombo. In the meeting the above decision was made. It has been decided in the meeting that Afghanistan will be the fifth team in the competition.
Chief Executive of ACC said that “Bangladesh submitted a detailed security plan to the ACC and no concerns were raised over it.”