The Asia Cricket Board (ACC) Executive Board have postponed the Asia Cup 2021 to 2023 which was supposed to held in Sri Lanka later this year. However, Asia Cup 2022 which is scheduled to take place in 2022 will go ahead as planned.
Last year, ACC had postponed the Asia Cup 2020 to 2021, which was scheduled to take place in Sri Lanka. ACC has further decided to postponed on account of a packed FTP, with no practical window in the year ACC have to shift the tournament to 2023 as there is already a plan in place for the 2022 edition.
“The ACC Executive Board, in face of the risks and restrictions posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, had made the difficult decision to postpone the Asia Cup 2020 to 2021. Since then, the ACC has been working with its participants and stakeholders to try and ensure that the event is held in the year,” ACC said in a media release.
“However, on account of a packed FTP, it has been concluded that there is no practical window in the year when all the teams would be available to participate. The Board has accordingly considered the matter very carefully and determined that the only way ahead would be to postpone the event. It would therefore only be feasible for this edition of the tournament to be held in 2023 as there is already an Asia Cup in 2022. Dates for the same will be confirmed in due course,” the media release added.
The last Asia Cup happened in the year 2018 in UAE, where India defeated Bangladesh in the finals to win the 7th Asia Cup title.