The former captain of Pakistan criticized the team’s schedule for the Asia Cup and insisted that PCB didn’t care for Babar Azam’s team’s health.
The Asia Cup schedule was released on Wednesday, with Pakistan and Sri Lanka sharing hosting duties for the first time in the tournament’s history. Pakistan will host Nepal and one of the qualifiers in the Super Fours while India plays all of its games in Sri Lanka. Four of the matches will be played in Pakistan, but the rest nine will be held on the island, with the championship game taking place in Colombo.
Both teams were assigned to Group A for the highly anticipated match between India and Pakistan, which will take place in Kandy. While Rohit Sharma’s team will play every game in Sri Lanka, Pakistan will play its Group A opener in Lahore before traveling to the island nation to meet India. There will be a two-day break between the two games. If they are successful in making it to the quarterfinals, Pakistan will also play the opening match of the Super Fours on home turf before traveling back to Sri Lanka.
Similar to Group A, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will continue to play in Positions B1 and B2, respectively. Afghanistan will take the team’s place if any of these teams fail to advance to the Super 4s.