PCB chairman Najam Sethi
The 2017 edition of the Under-19 Asia Cup, which was supposed to be held in Bengaluru, has been moved to Malaysia after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) objected to the tournament being held in India. The tournament will now be held in Malaysia in November.
"The matter of shifting the tournament to Malaysia was amicably agreed by all participants in the development and executive committees, since no one wanted it marred by security considerations of any member," Najam Sethi, the PCB chairman, told ESPNcricinfo on August 12.
The PCB had earlier raised concerns about their players travelling to India owing to the political tensions between the two countries. The Western Region qualifying round - consisting of teams from Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Bahrain - will be played in Kuwait despite the political crisis in the region where a number of countries have broken their ties with Qatar.
Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have earned an automatic qualification and they will be joined by two teams each from the Western and Southern Region with a total of eight teams featuring in the tournament.
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