Asia Cup 2023 / Asia Cup schedule announced, tournament to be held in Sri Lanka – 4 matches to be held in Pakistan

Zoom News : Jun 15, 2023, 05:43 PM
Asia Cup 2023: The ongoing speculation on the Asia Cup is finally over. Asia Cup will be played and its schedule has also been announced. The Asian Cricket Council has decided to conduct the tournament in two countries. This time the Asia Cup will be played in Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The tournament will start on 31 August and the final match will be played on 17 September. The Asia Cup will be played under the hybrid model and under this only 4 matches will be played in Pakistan. There will be 9 matches in Sri Lanka.

The Asian Cricket Council informed that this time the tournament will be in two groups. 2-2 teams from both the groups will reach the Super-4 stage. The top 2 teams of the Super-4 round will play in the final.

The tournament will be played in ODI format

Let us tell you that this time Asia Cup will be played in ODI format. Asia Cup is a very important tournament for all the Asian teams in terms of preparations for the World Cup. Apart from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, teams from Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Nepal will also play in the tournament.

Pakistan has got a big blow

Let us tell you that Pakistan was the host of the first Asia Cup but the BCCI refused to send Team India there. After this, the PCB also took a stubborn stand and insisted on organizing the tournament in Pakistan itself. But in the end, after the pressure of BCCI and other cricket boards, PCB had to bow down. Now to say that Pakistan is the host of this tournament, but twice as many matches will be held in Sri Lanka, which is no less than a shock for it. The final of the Asia Cup will also be held in Sri Lanka.

Six teams will play in Asia Cup

This time the Asia Cup will be played on the ODI format, that is, there will be a 50-over match. This time the six participating teams have been divided into three groups of three. Apart from India and Pakistan, Nepal has been placed in the first group. In the second group, there are teams from Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan. In the league stage, all the teams will play one match against the other team of their group, after that the top two teams will directly enter the Super 4, after that there will be Super Four matches, on the basis of this the semi-finals will be decided. Teams will be decided.

Full schedule of Asia Cup just a little time to come

Meanwhile, cricket fans were hopeful that the full schedule would be announced soon. There was a possibility that the date of the match between India and Pakistan would also be revealed, although the schedule has not been announced yet according to the date. But now that the dates have come, the complete time table will also go. Meanwhile, Star Sports has already announced that all the matches of the Asia Cup will be shown free of cost on Star Sports and Hot Star. India and Pakistan now face each other only in ICC and ACC tournaments, hence record breaking ratings on TV and mobile.

Asia Cup is important for India

Let us tell you that Asia Cup is very important for the Indian cricket team. This time the World Cup is to be held in India only and it will be known from the Asia Cup itself that how are the preparations of Team India. Team India's performance in last year's Asia Cup was poor. She could not reach the finals. The title clash took place between Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka won the Asia Cup by 23 runs. Although last year this tournament was held in T20 format.