Asia Cup schedule released, four matches to be played in Pakistan

Asia Cup Trophy.  - Twitter / @cricketpakcompk
Asia Cup Trophy. – Twitter / @cricketpakcompk

Asian Cricket Council (ACC) president Jay Shah on Wednesday released the schedule of the much-awaited men’s Asia Cup, in which Pakistan will host four matches in Multan and Lahore.

The tournament will begin in Multan with Pakistan, this year’s host asia cupHave to fight with Nepal on 30th August.

Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium will host the other three games played in Pakistan. One of those games will be a Super 4S match.

As per the schedule, the final will be played on September 17 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The group match between Pakistan and India will be played on September 2 in Kandy, Sri Lanka. Arch-rivals Nepal are in the same group. The second group includes Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka.

Interestingly, Shah, who is also the secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), tweeted the schedule of the tournament minutes before the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) formally hosted the unveiling event.

“I am delighted to announce the schedule of the much-awaited Men’s ODI #AsiaCup2023, which is a symbol of unity and togetherness that binds different countries together! Let’s join hands in celebration of the excellence of cricket and cherish the ties that connect us all,” tweeted Shah.

Earlier this year, the ACC had approved a hybrid model for the Asia Cup, which was presented by the then PCB Management Committee chairman Najam Sethi.

As per the hybrid model, the Asian program will be in two phases, with the first phase in Pakistan and the second in Sri Lanka.

The schedule was finalized at a meeting between Sethi’s successor Zaka Ashraf and Shah on the sidelines of the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) annual session in Durban, South Africa last week.


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