According to sources at GeoSuper.tv, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is reportedly in talks with various cricket boards as a backup plan in the event that the Asia Cup is cancelled in September 2022. The PCB is said to be hesitant to host the tournament at a neutral venue as required by the Board of Control for Cricket in India.
Sources claim that Pakistan will either host the tournament or accept a hybrid model. It is believed that hosting the tournament outside of Pakistan would be a waste of the efforts made to bring international cricket back to the country, and it would also affect Pakistan’s chances of hosting the 2025 Champions Trophy.
In case the Asia Cup is cancelled, or if India decides to host a five-nation tournament resembling the Asian event, Pakistan is planning to participate in bilateral or triangular series to prepare for the ICC World Cup in India. The PCB has already reached out to various cricket boards, with South Africa, Zimbabwe, Ireland, and West Indies being considered as potential participants for the series during the same time slot as the Asia Cup.