‘BCCI Never Takes Revenue Share From Asia Cup, They…’, Aakash Chopra Makes The Biggest Revelation On Monetary Part Of Asian Cricket Boards

The future of the Asia Cup which was in darkness for some time is now looking properly settled. The hybrid model proposed by Pakistan Cricket Board has been openly welcomed by the participating board. As usual, Pakistan will have the hosting rights while some other matches will be organized in Sri Lanka.

Meanwhile, the former Indian opener and one of the renowned commentators Aakash Chopra has said that the Board Of Control For Cricket In India(BCCI) never asks for any share of the revenue generated by the Asia Cup. Chopra further said that the BCCI spent all the money on budding cricket nations where cricket is still underdeveloped.

“In the history of Asia Cup, BCCI has never taken its share from the tournament,” Chopra said on his YouTube channel. “They never even touch it. Instead, BCCI ends up handing over its share to other countries where cricket development is required. BCCI is quite wealthy and they are happy to be the elder brother. Therefore, they won’t ask for their share. No other country be it Pakistan, Sri Lanka or Bangladesh does that. Only BCCI ends up giving up their share.”

Aakash Chopra said that he is not more surprised that the hybrid model for the Asia Cup has been accepted by everyone.

“Hybrid model has been accepted. UAE (as a venue) wasn’t selected because of the heat, especially since the tournament will be played in a 50-over format. Last year too Asia Cup was held here but then it was in T20 format and the matches started in the evenings,” Chopra said.

Chopra said that the rumors are still on for some matches to be played in Sri Lanka and the official statement for it is still awaited.

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“I am assuming without a doubt that the final will be played in Sri Lanka. Hosting rights remain with Pakistan. However, you are only a partial host. I am not a wee bit surprised (with the hybrid model) because India said no to traveling to Pakistan. There’s no doubt that Pakistan will come to India for the World Cup as well because you cannot say no to playing in ICC events. You may flex muscle in the Asia Cup though. Without Pakistan, the Asia Cup is like pizza without topping, tea without sugar. It won’t be the same. I hope this ends the debate,” Chopra said.

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