On Thursday, January 5, the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) released the schedule for the Asia Cup 2023 & 2024 season. There will be a total of 145 games played during this time, including both men’s and women’s games.
The 50-over Asia Cup will happen in September 2023, but it’s still not clear who will host it. Pakistan has the right to host the tournament, but ACC president Jay Shah said last year that the tournament would move to a neutral location and India wouldn’t go to Pakistan. In response, the former head of the PCB, Ramiz Raja, said that he would not attend the 2023 World Cup.
Jay Shah went on social media to share the schedule for ACC games in 2023 and 2024. In 2022, the T20I format was used for the Asia Cup, which was held in the UAE. Sri Lanka won the tournament.
India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan will all go straight to the men’s Asia Cup in 2023. The sixth team will be chosen through the Men’s Challenger Cup and Men’s Premier Cup.
In 2023, there will be a total of 13 games in the Asia Cup. The group stage will have 6 games, with the 6 teams being split into 2 groups of 3 each. The top four teams will then move on to the Super 4 stage, where they will play another six games before the final.
The ACC also declared the September 2024 date for the Women’s T20 Asia Cup
The governing body of the continent also announced the revival of the Emerging Asia Cup, which will take place in July 2023 and include A teams representing India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and three other qualifiers competing for the championship. There have been as many as four different versions of the Emerging Asia Cup played up until this point, with the most recent one taking place in Bangladesh in 2019.
In addition, the ACC declared that the U19 Asia Cup will take place in 2023 and 2024.