In a SAFF meeting that was held in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur on September 16, 2019 decided that the SAFF Championship 2020 will be hosted by Bangladesh once again. Bangladesh had hosted the event of previous edition as well.
The meeting was attended by the current SAFF President Kazi Md Salahuddin, along with several other high-ranking members of BFF and representatives of other SAFF members. Key decisions about upcoming SAFF age-group tournaments and the main event was agreed in the meeting.
Maldives are the defending champions of the last edition. Though Nepal were favorites, Nepal had lost to Maldives in the semi-final.