As Pakistan Cricket Board has been awarded the rights to host the Asia Cup 2023, PCB Chief Ramiz Raja has confirmed that the Asia Cup 2023 will be played in Pakistan.
The decision took place during the meeting of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) on Friday in Dubai chaired by Jay Shah, the secretary of BCCI. He also recognized that it is now the turn of Pakistan to host the event. Here are some points to be noted:
- Asia Cup 2023 will be 50-over format.
- Asia Cup 2022 will be 20-over format and will take place in Sri Lanka.
- The schedule is to be finalized soon.
- Pakistan last hosted Asia Cup in 2008.
Apart from that, India is likely to tour Pakistan after 17 years. It will be very interesting to watch India playing in Pakistan after so many years. Also, the match between Pakistan and India of T20 World Cup will take place on 24th October and will set the ground on fire. The president of BCCI Saurav Ganguly also invited Ramiz Raja to watch IPL final in India.
Bear in mind that Pakistan has not hosted any of the major ICC event after 2008 Asia Cup. After the withdrawal of New Zealand and England series, PCB has been met with a major setback. Will it also affect PCB in future and the hosting might get shifted to the UAE?
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