The Asia Cup 2023 will be held in a hybrid model in Pakistan and Sri Lanka from August 31, 2023 to September 17, 2023. India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Nepal will be participating in the 13-match tournament; four matches will be played in Pakistan and the remaining nine matches to be played in Sri Lanka.
“We are delighted to announce that the Asia Cup 2023 will be held from 31st August to 17th September 2023 and will see the elite teams from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Nepal, compete in a total of 13 exciting ODI matches. The tournament will be hosted in a hybrid model with four matches being held in Pakistan, and the remaining nine matches being played in Sri Lanka,” Asian Cricket Council said in a press release.
Asia Cup 2023 will feature two groups, with two teams from each group qualifying for the Super Four stage.
India is grouped alongside Pakistan and Nepal in the league stage while Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan make up the second group. The top two teams from the Super Four stage will then face off in the final.
Sri Lanka is the defending Asia Cup champion after it beat Pakistan in the final held in the United Arab Emirates in 2022.
This comes after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said that the Indian team would not be travelling to Pakistan for Asia Cup. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) also didn’t accept to move the Asia Cup out of Pakistan. For now, the ACC has cleared the air over doubts about the venues of the championship.