The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has verified that Jasprit Bumrah has returned home for personal reasons. He is anticipated to miss the Group A matchup against Nepal.
The team might not be without his services on the pitch on Monday, September 4, given that an Associate team will be their opponent, as well as the day’s forecast, which mostly calls for rain. His precise return date is still unknown, though. It would be unjust to demand more information because those familiar with the matter insist that he has returned to India due to a personal emergency.
He may be eligible for the following match, which is set for roughly a week later on September 10, as he is likely to return sooner rather than later. It appears that he had approval from the BCCI.
According to the initial plan, India would very certainly play Pakistan in a Super Four matchup on that day if they were to qualify. The opponents for the other games, which are most likely to be played on September 12 and 15, have not yet been determined. Between Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan, there will be two teams. If India wins, the championship game will be held on September 17.
The current weather in Colombo, the location of the final and the Sri Lanka leg of the Super 4 games may cause some changes to the program, though. Heavy rains are currently lashing Colombo, and the next week’s weather outlook is not particularly promising. Attempts are being made, according to sources, to move the games to Pallekele or Dambulla, where the weather is anticipated to be more suitable. Within the following two days, the Asian Cricket Council (ACC), who are in charge of organizing the Asia Cup, is expected to make a final decision.
Although Sri Lanka is not normally picked as a cricket venue in September, it was chosen as a result of India’s choice to skip Pakistan, the tournament’s official host. The ACC, whose president is Jay Shah, the secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), has been under fire from Najam Sethi, the former chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), ever since the India-Pakistan game was postponed on Saturday.
To be fair to the ACC, Colombo was only chosen as the location after giving great thought to the weather this month. The island’s typical weather patterns were taken into consideration when the schedule was released in July, and at that time, Colombo was expected to have pleasant weather.