Updated: 02 June 2023
Asia Cup 2023: Venue, Team List, Format, Predicted Schedule, And Winners List. Asia Cup, regarded as the pioneer multi-nation cricket tournament, comprising Asian countries will see its 16th edition take place in Pakistan in the second half of 2023. As per the future tour program (FTP), released by the ICC, it was decided that this time, Pakistan will be the sole organizer of the tournament.
If things go as per the FTP, we expect a high-intensity battle among the Asian cricket teams. The Asia Cup 2023 will be in ODI format because ICC Men’s 50-over world cup is to be organized post-Asia Cup.
Asia Cup 2022 Quick Overview
The 15th edition of the Asia Cup was organized in the UAE from August 27th-September 11th. Sri Lanka defeated Pakistan to lift their 6th Asia Cup title and the first in the T20 format.
India could not advance to the finals, after their loss against Pakistan and Sri Lanka in the Super 4 round. The biggest positive for India was the return in form of Virat Kohli, who scored a century in International cricket after close to 1000 days.
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Asia Cup 2023 Venue (Predicted)
As per the future tour program shared by the International Cricket Council (ICC), the 16th edition of the Asia Cup cricket will be organized in Pakistan. The expected match venues for the tournament are as follows:
Asia Cup 2023 Team List
The six teams who will be part of the Asia Cup 2023 are as follows:
- Sri Lanka
On May 2 Nepal beat UAE by 7 wickets and qualify for the Asia Cup 2023. Nepal, India & Pakistan has been put in Group A
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Asia Cup 2023 Format
The Asia Cup 2023 will be a 50-over format. A total of 13 matches will take place. The top 5 teams India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Afghanistan have already qualified for the main event. The 6th team will be decided from the Asia Cup 2023 qualifying round. It will be in a round-robin format, with each team playing against other teams once in the group stage, which will be followed by the Super 4 round.
Asia Cup 2023 Predicted Schedule
The Asia Cup 2023 full schedule is not yet out. It is expected to be announced in the first half of the next year. But, as per the FTP, the tournament will be organized in September 2023. Given below is the Asia Cup 2023 predicted schedule:
|Date||Teams||Match venue||Time (IST)|
|2nd Sep||Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan||Islamabad||2:00 PM|
|3rd Sep||India vs Pakistan||UAE||2:00 PM|
|5th Sep||Bangladesh vs Afghanistan||Lahore||2:00 PM|
|6th Sep||India vs qualifying team||Sri Lanka||2: 00 PM|
|8th Sep||Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh||Karachi||2:00 PM|
|9th Sep||Pakistan vs qualifying team||Islamabad||2: 00PM|
|10th Sep||Super Four, Match 1 (B1 v B2)||Lahore||2:00 PM|
|11th Sep||Super Four, Match 2 (A1 v A2)||Multan||2:00 PM|
|12th Sep||Super Four, Match 3 (A1 v B1)||Karachi||2:00 PM|
|13th Sep||Super Four, Match 4 (A2 v B2)||Islamabad||2:00 PM|
|14th Sep||Super Four, Match 5 (A1 v B2)||Lahore||2: 00PM|
|15th Sep||Super Four, Match 6 (B1 v A2)||Multan||2: 00 PM|
|17th Sep||TBC vs TBC, Final||Karachi||2:00 PM|
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Asia Cup Winners List From 1984 To Date:
|2nd||1986||Sri Lanka||Sri Lanka||Pakistan|
|6th||1997||Sri Lanka||Sri Lanka||India|
|8th||2004||Sri Lanka||Sri Lanka||India|
|10th||2010||Sri Lanka||IND||Sri Lanka|
|15th||2022||Sri Lanka||Sri Lanka||Pakistan|
Asia Cup 2023 Hosting Controversy
Although the Asian Cricket Council announced Pakistan as the host country for the Asia Cup 2023, it seems that the tournament will be shifted to a neutral venue. The BCCI secretary Jay Shah has openly said that India won’t travel to Pakistan to play the Asia Cup, considering the not-so-good political condition between these two nations.
We all know that BCCI has the lion’s share in the revenue of ICC. So, if India won’t participate in the Asia Cup, then the tournament has no meaning. So, there may be a situation in that ACC shifts the tournament to UAE or Sri Lanka so that both India and Pakistan can participate in the event.
According to some rumours Asia Cup 2023 is likely to be postponed as Pakistan cricket board does not want it to be held outside.