Asian Cup 2023: Preparations for the 2023 Asia Cup are now moving forward. Pakistan is hosting this year’s Asian Cup, but whether this tournament will take place in Pakistan or elsewhere has not yet been decided. The BCCI had increased the difficulties of Pakistan and PCB by saying that Team India players are not allowed to go to Pakistan. After this, the PCB is heavily altered. Although the ACC i.e. Asian Cricket Council has not made any final decision regarding the Asian Cup, Pakistan assumes that the Asian Cup will be organized on a hybrid model. In such a situation, the question is where the big match between India and Pakistan will be played and which teams will be in which group.
Pakistan prepares hybrid model for Asia Cup 2023
The outlook is still unclear regarding the Asia Cup to be held in ODI format this year, but this year’s event is believed to take place from the first week of September. Meanwhile, the news has come out quoting Geo News that the PCB believes that the Asian Cup will be played in two phases, as well as the completion of the two venues is almost complete. In the report it has been said that in the first phase the matches will be played at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, after which it is planned to play the matches of the second phase at the Dubai International Stadium. PCB feels that it would be more profitable to have matches in Dubai than in Sharjah and Abu Dhabi. After BCCI refused to send the Indian team to Pakistan, PCB has been preparing for the hybrid model ever since, but BCCI has not shown any interest or made any statement on the matter. Pakistan wants the matches to be played in Pakistan in the first phase and then the India team and subsequent matches should be held at a venue that is neutral and ready for the India team to play.
The final decision on the 2023 Asia Cup will be made at the ACC meeting
Meanwhile, there was also talk of holding India team’s Asian Cup matches in Sri Lanka, but the picture in that regard is still unclear. If Pakistan’s point is accepted, then a high voltage match between India and Pakistan can be held in Dubai. On the other hand, if we talk about the group, then there is a possibility that India and Pakistan are in the same group and the third team in this group may be from Nepal. In the other group may be Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. All the teams in the group will play a match between them and then there will be Super 4 matches between the two teams from both groups, that is, a total of four teams. Namely, the teams of India and Pakistan can be seen fighting each other not once but twice. Although it is believed that there will be an ACC meeting soon, in which BCCI secretary Jai Shah and PCB chief Najam Sethi will probably also be present, only after this meeting will the final stamp on the Asian Cup be seen. .