There was a long dispute between BCCI and PCB regarding Asia Cup 2023. The ODI tournament was hosted by Pakistan, but the Indian Cricket Board refused to send the team to Pakistan. Also said that the tournament should be held at a neutral venue. The Pakistan Cricket Board got angry with this and said that if the tournament is held at a neutral venue instead of Pakistan, it will not participate in it. After this he offered the hybrid model. According to that now the tournament has to be played. 4 matches will be held in Pakistan, while 9 matches including the final will be played in Sri Lanka. The tournament is to be played from 31 August to 17 September. Today the Asian Cricket Council can release the complete schedule of the tournament.
Talking about the Asia Cup, apart from India and Pakistan, teams from Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Nepal are participating in it. Before the World Cup to be held in October-November, all the big teams would like to strengthen their preparation with the help of Asia Cup. In the Asia Cup, India has to play all the matches in Sri Lanka. India and Pakistan have been placed in the same group. Their matches can be held in Dambulla. Talk about Pakistan, then it will get to play only one match at home. The other 3 matches will be of other teams.
Recently, after the meeting of BCCI’s Sachin Jai Shah and PCB President Zaka Ashraf in Durban, the Asia Cup was sealed. Meanwhile, good news is coming for Team India. Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul have started training out of West Indies tour due to injury. In such a situation, both the players can get a place in Team India for the Asia Cup. Sri Lanka is the defending champion team of the tournament. At the same time, the Indian team is the most successful team in history. The team has captured the title of both ODI and T20 formats.