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PCB Objects: U-19 Asia Cup shifted from Bengaluru to Malaysia

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Asian Cricket Council today decided to shift the U-19 Cup tournament from to the Malaysian capital after the Cricket Board (PCB) refused to send its team to

Owing to the prevailing political tension between the two countries, PCB chairman Najam Sethi raised objections and it was unanimously agreed that the colts continental tournament be moved out of

According to sources, secretary Amitabh Choudhary didn't object to the shifting of venue.

"The matter of shifting the tournament to was amicably agreed by all participants in the development and executive committees, since no one wanted it marred by security considerations of any member," Sethi was quoted as saying by 'ESPNcricinfo'.

The had already written to the Indian government, seeking clearance to host the event as it would include a team from

The tournament will feature eight teams, with four - Pakistan, India, and Sri Lanka - qualifying automatically.

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First Published: Sat, August 12 2017. 21:13 IST