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Asia Cup 2023 to be played in Pakistan

Asia Cup 2023 to be played in Pakistan

The chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Ramiz Raja has confirmed that the cricket-loving nation is set to host Asia Cup 2023. As earlier informed by Cricfolks, Ramiz met in an Asian Cricket Council (ACC) meeting with the heads of Boards of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) and other boards to discuss hosting the world’s big cricketing events within the country.

Notably, Pakistan has not hosted any ICC or ACC event since 2008 following Sri Lanka Bus Attack in 2009 outside Gadaffi Stadium. After years of struggle, the PCB finally embraced Zimbabwe and the doors of international cricket gradually started opening for the region. Since then, Pakistan has hosted big teams; West Indies, South Africa, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, World XI, and Pakistan Super League (PSL 2021) entirely.

After immense struggle and dedication put behind to completely welcome cricket in the nation, it was a perfect time to give an upper hand to big names such as New Zealand and England. New Zealand Cricket (NZC) called off their ongoing tour a few moments before the first game kick-started giving a serious setback to the nation and its cricket image citing security threats.

Consequently, England Cricket Board (ECB) cited players’ mental well being and abandoned sending its men and women teams. The furious PCB and its directors, along with the devotees, have every right to raise their voices in solidarity.

The matter was dragged to ICC. As informed earlier, Raja queried ACC as well on these tour cancellation. As discussed in the meeting today, the chairman proposed the idea of hosting the Asia Cup in his nation.

It is pertinent to mention that the fifteenth edition of the Asia Cup was set to take place in September 2020 in Pakistan. Sri Lanka was given hosting rights following Indo-Pak political disturbance. The edition had to be cancelled following the COVID surge in the island nation and moved to Summers 2021 before being postponed to 2023.

As there is already ACC event scheduled in 2022, the 2021 season is set to be played in 2023. Now, the 2022 season will be played in the T20 format in Sri Lanka, whereas, Asia Cup 2023 is set to be played in ODI format in Pakistan.

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