New Delhi. The date of Asia Cup 2023 has been fixed, but till now its schedule has not come. Pakistan has got the hosting of the ODI tournament. There was a long dispute between BCCI and PCB regarding the venue. The BCCI refused to send the team to Pakistan. After this PCB offered hybrid model. Now matches are to be played on this basis. 4 matches will be held in Pakistan and 9 matches will be held in Sri Lanka. The tournament matches are to be held from 31 August to 17 September. The Sri Lankan team is the defending champion of the Asia Cup. Before the World Cup to be held in India in October-November, this tournament is considered important in terms of preparation.
According to the news of Cricket Pakistan, India and Pakistan can clash on 2 September in the group round. Talking about the tournament, a total of 6 teams are participating in it. Apart from India and Pakistan, teams from Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Nepal will participate in this. 3-3 teams will be made 2 groups. India and Pakistan have been placed in the same group. The top-4 teams of both the groups will go to the Super-4. In the Super-4 under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, the team can take on Babar Azam’s team on 10 September. Matches can be played in Dambulla.
Schedule may be released on 19th
According to the reports, the schedule of Asia Cup may be released on Wednesday, 19th July. If India and Pakistan reach the final, then both will be face to face again on 17th September. That is, in 15 days, 3 encounters can be seen between the two. Talking about the ODI World Cup, more than 1 lakh fans can reach the stadium in the match between India and Pakistan. This match is to be played at the world’s largest Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Team India’s performance in last year’s Asia Cup was not good. Under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, the team could not make it to the finals. Then there were 2 matches between India and Pakistan and both the teams won one match each. But in the Super-4, Team India was defeated by Babar Azam’s team and due to this the team was out of the title match. Sri Lanka won the title by defeating Pakistan in the final. This time also the final is to be played in Sri Lanka. In such a situation, once again the Sri Lankan team is being considered as a contender.
FIRST PUBLISHED : July 17, 2023, 11:26 AM