After a meeting in Colombo, the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) has confirmed that Bangladesh will remain the host of the Asia Cup 2014, acting chief executive of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), Nizamuddin Chowdhury, told reporters.
The ACC also announced that Afghanistan will be the fifth team joining Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka and expand it to the five-team one-day international tournament.
The tournament was facing the threat of being organized in Bangladesh due to the political turmoil ahead of the country’s parliamentary election.
After a bombing incident that took place near the hotel in which the West Indies Under-19 team stayed, the team pulled out of the tour. Sri Lanka cricket is waiting for a report from internal security investigation to be ensured that taking part in the upcoming bilateral series in Bangladesh will be secured.
Apart of the Asia Cup and bilateral series, Bangladesh is also scheduled to host the Twenty20 World Cup which will start from March 16. If they can organize these two competitions successfully then ICC will be convinced to retain Bangladesh’s Twenty20 World Cup 2014 hosting rights.