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Bumrah returns to his hometown for personal reasons.

Bumrah returns to his hometown for personal reasons.

Bumrah returns to his hometown for personal reasons.

According to sources within the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Jasprit Bumrah has returned home for personal reasons. He is expected to miss the Group A match against Nepal.

Given that an Associate team will be the opposition on Monday (September 4), as well as the weather forecast for the day, the team may not be without his services on the field. However, his exact return date remains unknown.

Those familiar with the situation insist that he has returned to India due to a personal emergency, and it would be unfair to expect further details.

Nonetheless, he is expected to return sooner rather than later, potentially making him available for the next match, which is scheduled for almost a week later on September 10. He has obviously obtained permission from the BCCI.

According to the original schedule, if India qualifies, they will almost certainly face Pakistan in a Super Four match on that date. The other games are scheduled for September 12 and 15, with the opposition yet to be determined. There will be two teams each from Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan. If India advances, the final will be held on September 17.

However, due to the current weather conditions in Colombo, the venue for the Sri Lanka leg of the Super 4 games and the final, the schedule may be altered. Colombo is currently experiencing heavy rains, and the forecast for the coming week is not promising. According to sources, efforts are being made to relocate the games to Pallekele or Dambulla, where the weather is expected to be more favorable. The Asian Cricket Council (ACC), the Asia Cup’s organizers, are expected to make a final decision within the next two days.

Sri Lanka is not typically chosen as a cricket venue in September, but it was chosen due to India’s refusal to travel to Pakistan, the championship’s designated hosts. Since the India-Pakistan match was called off on Saturday, Najam Sethi, the former Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), has criticized the ACC, whose president is Jay Shah, the secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

To be fair to the ACC, Colombo was chosen as a venue only after careful consideration of the weather this month. When the schedule was announced in July, the prevailing weather patterns on the island were taken into account, and Colombo was predicted to have pleasant weather at the time.

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