Pakistan will face Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup U19 Semi Finals, while India will face Bangladesh on December 30. Following the meeting of the Asian Cricket Council, which was organized to discuss the cancellation of the game between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh due to two officials testing positive for Covid-19, the semifinalists were revealed.
“It is confirmed that two officials have tested positive for Covid-19. The officials are currently safe and being treated in accordance with tournament protocols. All personnel associated with this match are undergoing testing protocols and isolating until results are returned,” the Asian Cricket Council said in a statement.
As a result of the abandonment, Bangladesh improved their run rate, which meant they would finish top of their group and play India who finished second. Throughout the tournament, Pakistan U19 has shown strong performances, winning all three matches they played against India, Afghanistan, and UAE. The Boys in Green will now play Sri Lanka on December 30 to book a spot in the final of the tournament, which will be played the following day.