The Asia Cup 2023 will take place from August 31 to September 17, the Asian Cricket Council announced on Thursday The competition will highlight India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Nepal with the groups contending in a sum of 13 ODI matches. The delivery from the ACC affirmed that the competition will be held in a half-breed model where Pakistan will have four matches while the excess nine matches will occur in Sri Lanka.
There was vulnerability over Pakistan facilitating any matches however the new model will permit them to have Asia Cup games following 15 years.
The 2023 release of the competition will have two gatherings with the two top groups moving to the Very Four phase. According to the Asian Cricket Committee, just 4 matches will be held in Pakistan in the Asia Cup while 9 games will be held in Sri Lanka.
Notably, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) were at loggerheads over the venue of the Asia Cup for months. The BCCI had refused to send its team to Pakistan for the Asia Cup, prompting the ACC to seek a solution.
While Pakistan was reluctant to move the whole competition out of Pakistan, they ultimately proposed a half-and-half model that will see a few games being held in the nation and some in Sri Lanka.
The Asia Cup logjam had likewise impacted the booking for the ODI World Cup which is to be held in India not long from now. With the timetable for the Asia Cup and its scenes now last, the ICC is probably going to declare the ODI World Cup plan soon as well.