The former Pakistan captain lashed out at the side’s agenda for Asia Cup, insisting that PCB would not care about the nicely being of Babar Azam’s men.
On Wednesday, the time table for Asia Cup used to be introduced with Pakistan and Sri Lanka at the same time web hosting the version for a first in tournament’s history. While India play all of their suits in Sri Lanka, Pakistan will meet Nepal and one of the qualifiers in the Super Fours on their domestic soil. While 4 suits take location in Pakistan, the last 9 will be hosted by using the island state with the closing in Colombo.
The blockbuster conflict between India and Pakistan takes location in Kandy, with each groups drawn in Group A. However, whilst Rohit Sharma’s guys will play all of their suits in Sri Lanka, Pakistan opening healthy of Group A takes vicinity in Lahore earlier than they journey to the island country for the India clash; the hole between the two video games is two days. Furthermore, Pakistan will return to their domestic soil for the opening sport of the Super Fours – furnished they qualify for the spherical – earlier than returning to Sri Lanka again.
The shaping of Pakistan’s time table did not sit down properly with the side’s former captain Salman Butt, who lashed out at the lack of relaxation for Babar Azam’s guys in the continental tournament.
“It’s a very abnormal schedule. Pakistan are taking part in their first in shape in Pakistan, then they will journey to Sri Lanka for the 2d match. On the different hand, Sri Lanka will play their first fit in their home, and when they have to tour to Pakistan for the 2nd game, they have a 4-5 days gap,” Butt said.
“Pakistan, who are at the start the host nation, have solely received two days gap. We in no way cared about our players.”
The launch shared with the aid of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) president Jay Shah categorically cited that Pakistan will stay A1 and India will continue to be A2 irrespective of their positions after the first round. If both of them does now not qualify, Nepal will take their position. In case the two arch-rivals qualify, their Super Fours conflict will take area in Colombo.
Similarly, in Group B, Sri Lanka will continue to be B1 and Bangladesh will continue to be B2. If any of these groups do no longer make it to Super 4s, Afghanistan will take their position.