The status of holding the Asia Cup 2022 in Sri Lanka would be examined on the day of the present Indian Premier League final, according to Jay Shah, president of the Asian Cricket Council and secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) (IPL).

The Asia Cup 2022 was supposed to be held in Sri Lanka on August 27, however owing to the country’s continuous  economic problems, several issues have arisen. Since the outbreak of the epidemic, Sri Lanka has been mired in a severe economic crisis, with food and fuel scarcity impacting a substantial portion of the population.

“I had a thorough talk with Sri Lanka Cricket authorities about the country’s condition and its influence on cricket. SLC is optimistic that the Men’s Asia Cup will be a safe and successful event. On May 29, the SLC office-bearers will be welcomed at the IPL 2022 final, and we will analyze the issue further “ANI quoted Jay Shah as saying.

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 epidemic, the economy has been in free fall, impacting tourism, Sri Lanka’s largest source of revenue.

Sri Lanka is also dealing with a currency crisis, which has hampered its ability to import food and gasoline. Sri Lanka was compelled to seek aid from friendly nations due to a lack of basic products. The economic condition has sparked widespread protests, with Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and President Gotabaya Rajapaksa being called to quit.

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa had earlier appealed that people be patient and refrain from taking to the streets in order for the government to settle the problem in a special address to the country on Monday.