The Indian cricket team has expressed dissatisfaction with their hotel accommodations in the city of Dambulla, Sri Lanka. This issue has added to the already challenging circumstances surrounding the tournament.
The Indian team and its management have stated that the hotels in Dambulla do not meet the standards they are accustomed to. This concern was echoed by Star Sports, the broadcasters of the tournament, who also voiced similar concerns about their hotel arrangements in the city of Hambantota for the upcoming games.
These issues have put the Pakistani Cricket Board (PCB) in a difficult position and have further complicated the challenges faced by the Asian Cricket Council (ACC). The ACC is now considering all possible options to address these concerns and ensure a smooth continuation of the Asia Cup.
Adding to the complications, the second leg of the tournament, initially scheduled to be held at the renowned Premadasa International Cricket Stadium, had to be relocated due to heavy rains submerging the venue. As a result, discussions about alternate venues within Colombo, which houses two other potential stadiums, are gaining traction.
An emergency meeting has been called by the ACC to discuss the matter and weigh all possible solutions. The ACC has stated that their priority is to ensure a successful continuation of the Asia Cup, and they are considering all possible options to address the concerns raised by the Indian cricket team and the broadcasters.