The series was originally scheduled in July-August but had to be postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic which also derailed the World Cup which was to begin on Oct. 18.
"Asia Cup could have definitely happened, it would have been a great chance for India and Pakistan to play against each other. There are many reasons behind this. I don't want to get into that," Akhtar said while speaking to Geo Cricket on YouTube.
The ICC's 12 full members and the Netherlands will take part with each side playing four home and four away three-match series. The coronavirus pandemic has caused havoc with the cricket calendar with the 50-over and T20 World Cups pushed back.
The world governing body of the sport, the International cricket Council (ICC) said it had also looked into the recent allegations and found no reason to doubt the integrity of the 2011 final, won by India.
The 2020 edition of the T20 World Cup — postponed by the coronavirus pandemic — will be staged in Australia in 2022, the International Cricket Council announced on Friday.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) finally put an end to the speculation and decided to postpone the Twenty20 World Cup in the wake of coronavirus on Monday.
Pakistan cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ehsan Mani has said the logistical challenge of keeping 16 teams in a bio-secure bubble to limit the risk of COVID-19 makes staging the Twenty20 World Cup in Australia this year "impossible".
Rossi’s wife Federica Cappelletti announced the death with a post on Instagram alongside a photo of the couple, accompanied by the comment “Forever,” followed by a heart.
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