Asia Cup 2023 to kick off || ایشیا کپ 2023 کا آغاز ہو رہا ہے۔

Asia Cup 2023 to kick off || ایشیا کپ 2023 کا آغاز ہو رہا ہے۔

The opening match of the six-nation tournament

Asia Cup 2023 to kick off || ایشیا کپ 2023 کا آغاز ہو رہا ہے۔

Asia Cup homecoming

“After a lengthy 15 years, the ACC Asia Cup will finally return to Pakistan. Since our supporters have been waiting for this for a while, we’re excited to make it larger and better so that everyone can start counting down the days till Pakistan hosts the ICC Champions Trophy in February 2025. In a statement that was included in the press release, Ashraf expressed his gratitude to Nepal for earning a spot in the Asia Cup and expressed excitement about hosting them together with Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.

“I remain confident that Nepal and Afghanistan will leave with memories that will stay with them for a very long time,” the commentator said of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, who have previously played in Pakistan. This will be Nepal and Afghanistan’s first of many trips. And he said that he was “extremely happy for the Multan fans, who will host the ACC Asia Cup 2023 opener and watch their national team in action in a multi-team tournament for the first time since 1994.”

In the press release, ACC President and BCCI Secretary Jay Shah also made the following statement: “We are happy to announce the highly anticipated Men’s ODI Asia Cup 2023, a celebration of cricketing brilliance that unites the nations of Asia in the spirit of rivalry and togetherness. I offer my sincere sympathies and best wishes to all participating teams as president of the Asian Cricket Council.

It represents the rich tapestry of cultures, traditions, and a common love of the game that unites our varied nations. It is more than just a competition. This important event promotes a sense of harmony and brotherhood among Asian nations in addition to showcasing the cricketing prowess of the participants.

“Let the competition be a celebration of cricket’s beauty, a showcase for sporting prowess, and a testament to the harmony that unites our nations. Together, let’s watch the magic of cricket as each game turns into a chapter in a bigger story of friendship and sportsmanship, Shah remarked.

Asia Cup hosting row

India’s refusal to travel to Pakistan for the competition last year sparked a dispute over the tournament’s hosting, which culminated in today’s release of the Asia Cup schedule.

In response, Pakistan threatened to abstain from the World Cup in India in October-November if they were made to hold the full Asia Cup in another nation. Last month, the impasse was ultimately broken when the Asian Cricket Council agreed to Pakistan’s hybrid-model proposal, which would have seen matches split between Sri Lanka and Pakistan.

Now, India will compete in Asia Cup games at sites in Sri Lanka that are neutral.
Zaka Ashraf, who recently took over for Najam Sethi as interim chairman of the PCB management committee and is also the prime minister’s choice for the position of PCB chairman, said he would uphold the hybrid model adopted by his predecessor while also implying that the choice to send the team to the World Cup would be made following the necessary consultations.

Prior to becoming the PCB chief, he also called the hybrid approach a “injustice” and pledged to work to have it reviewed.

Schedule

30 August: Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan, hosts Pakistan vs. Nepal.

The match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will take place on August 31 in Kandy, Sri Lanka.

Pakistan will play India on September 2 in Kandy, Sri Lanka’s Pallekele International Cricket Stadium.

Afghanistan vs. Bangladesh on September 3 in Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium

India plays Nepal on September 4 in Kandy, Sri Lanka’s Pallekele International Cricket Stadium.

Afghanistan vs.September 5, Sri Lanka, Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

A1 vs. B2 (Super-4), September 6, Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

B1 vs. B2 (Super-4) is scheduled for September 9 at the R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium (RPICS) in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

10 September: A1 vs. A2 (Super-4) at the RPICS in Colombo, Sri Lanka

RPICS, Colombo, Sri Lanka, September 12: A2 vs. B1 (Super-4).

14 September: A1 vs. B1 (Super-4), RPICS, Colombo, Sri Lanka

15 September: A2 vs. B2, (Super-4), RPICS, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Sep. 17, 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka, RPICS, Final, 1 v 2.

18 September: The final reserve day

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