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Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara contracts COVID-19        Delhi Capitals skipper Shreyas Iyer fined Rs 12 lakh for slow over-rate        Serena Williams pulls out of French Open with hurt Achilles        Markets mixed after Trump-Biden debate; data lifts China        Govt opening up economy for greater pvt sector participation: Goyal        Maldives thanks India for $250 million support amid COVID-19 pandemic        Pak opens all educational institutions, six months after closure due to COVID-19        Trump urges supporters to watch ballots very carefully        Waiting eagerly for CBI probe outcome in Sushant case:Minister        NHRC notice to UP govt, state police chief over gang rape of Dalit woman        Cong will celebrate Diwali with people after bypolls: Kamal Nath        India's COVID-19 caseload races past 62 lakh, recoveries surge to 51,87,825        All 32 accused in Babri demolition case acquitted; court clears Advani, Joshi of conspiracy charge        Amnesty International halts operations in India        COVID-19:All party meet in Kerala decides to adhere to health protocol strictly,rules out lockdown        Kerala reports 7354 new COVID-19 cases,22 deaths        Tensions mount as Armenia, Azerbaijan continue fighting        Kuwaiti ruler Sheikh Sabah has died at 91        IPL 2020: SRH beat DC by 15 runs runs, register 1st win of season        Djokovic drops only 5 games        
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Sports News
India can play Asia Cup matches at neutral venue, but call is ACC''s: PCB CEO Khan
 
New Delhi: Pakistan Cricket Board CEO Wasim Khan on Saturday hinted that India''s league matches in the Asia Cup, which it will be hosting, could be held at a neutral venue if the sport''s continental body gives the nod. Pakistan is scheduled to host the Asia Cup T20 tournament in September this year but there remains doubts over India''s participation considering the prevailing political climate. Saying that the call will rest on the Asian Cricket Council (ACC), the PCB chief executive also clarified that he has never said Pakistan would not play the 2021 World T20, to be hosted by India, if India skips the Asia Cup, as it is an ICC tournament.

"The question is what if India doesn''t tour Pakistan? My response is the ACC then needs to make a decision but since we have been awarded hosting rights, we fully expect the Asia Cup to happen in Pakistan. The ACC will then need to make a decision as to where they will play the India games," Khan told PTI in an interaction. Asked if India could play their matches at a neutral venue, Khan sounded positive. "Possibly. If there''s an India versus Pakistan final, it depends upon the ACC to decide where the final is played. Discussions haven''t taken place yet on formats and scheduling but then that''s ACC''s call."

Khan emphatically denied reports published in Pakistani media that PCB will not send team for the World T20 in India in 2021. "Not at all. We never stated at any stage that Pakistan would not be touring India. The context of the conversation was based around Asia Cup which we have been awarded and we are due to host in September this year," the PCB CEO said. "What I said was that we need to be convinced about security of our players for the 2021 World T20 in India. That is, if we are granted visas. But never did I say that we would be pulling out of the T20 World Cup. "T20 World Cup is an ICC tournament and it will be factually incorrect to state that we will pull out of a World Cup if India didnt come to play Asia Cup," Khan clarified.

He admitted that the current situation is not conducive for talks on bilateral cricket ties. "Sourav (Ganguly) is someone I have huge amount of respect for as a cricketer and as a human being. But no discussions so far... but we can have open discussions about things. There hasn''t been any ICC meetings of late so haven''t met anyone from the BCCI." "Now is not the right time and we understand that. But, hopefully, in the near future, we can do that."


Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara contracts COVID-19
Delhi Capitals skipper Shreyas Iyer fined Rs 12 lakh for slow over-rate
Serena Williams pulls out of French Open with hurt Achilles
IPL 2020: SRH beat DC by 15 runs runs, register 1st win of season
Djokovic drops only 5 games
IPL 2020: RCB beat MI in Super over
Gill hails Cummins' superb comeback against SRH
Warner hits out at SRH's poor middle-order approach
IPL 2020: KKR beat SRH by 7 wickets
RCB skipper Kohli fined Rs 12 lakh for slow over-rate
Dynamo, Olympiakos win 1st legs of CL qualifying playoffs
Luis Su rez moves from Barcelona to Atl tico Madrid
Takes lot out of you to play long innings in these conditions: Rohit Sharma
IPL 2020: MI beat KKR by 49 runs
Zimbabwe cricket team get govt's approval for Pakistan tour
Samson hits CSK out of park as Royals start IPL with 16-run win
Djokovic wins record 36th Masters title in Rome
It really hurts to not close off game against Capitals: Agarwal
Chennaiyin FC ropes in Bosnian central defender Enes Sipovic
Hope the youngsters translate their talent into performance: Warner
KERALA NEWS
Kerala reports 7354 new COVID-19 cases,22 deaths
 Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala on Tuesday again registered a spike in new COVID-19 cases reporting 7,354  
COVID-19 tally in Kerala racing towards 1.50 lakh mark
Take steps to attach properties of pvt financial institution; HC to govt
Kerala logs single-day highest spike of 3,830 COVID-19 cases
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Maldives thanks India for $250 million support amid COVID-19 pandemic
 United Nations, Sep 30 (PTI) The Maldives has thanked India for the financial assistance of USD 250
Pak opens all educational institutions, six months after closure due to COVID-19
Trump urges supporters to watch ballots very carefully
Tensions mount as Armenia, Azerbaijan continue fighting
NATIONAL NEWS
Waiting eagerly for CBI probe outcome in Sushant case:Minister
 Mumbai, Sep 29 (PTI) Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Tuesday sought to know what happened
NHRC notice to UP govt, state police chief over gang rape of Dalit woman
Cong will celebrate Diwali with people after bypolls: Kamal Nath
Amnesty International halts operations in India
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