The Asia Cup will be held in Pakistan or under a hybrid model some matches will be played in Pakistan and some outside, Pakistan will boycott the tournament or India and many such rumors are circulating in the Pakistani and Indian media and amid the political tension between Pakistan and India.
However, the final announcement of the Asian Cricket Council last day revealed that the Asia Cup will now be played between August 31 and September 17 in Pakistan and Sri Lanka under the hybrid model.
Details indicate that Pakistan would host at least four matches while India will play all of its matches in Sri Lanka.
Pakistan’s group will include India and Nepal, while the other group would include Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh.
The detailed schedule of the Asia Cup has not been announced yet.
In this regard, PCB Chairman Najam Sethi has said that this was our promise and today we have fulfilled our promise.
“Remember that this hybrid model is a new development and it could open more doors.”
He added that the last time the competition had teams from different countries was in 2008. Then in 2016 PCB brought PSL and one by one every country and different players kept coming.
also what kind of hybrid model is this if it doesn’t favour the sole hosts at all lol https://t.co/KiXsTRO0cx
— eman (@exharrie) June 15, 2023
“How many rumors have been spread about this tournament that it will not be held in Pakistan, PCB has failed in its objectives but let’s wait and see.”
It is important to remember that India hasn’t played a series in Pakistan since 2008, and the country has made it plain that it won’t go there.
Since the official return of cricket in Pakistan, only India and Afghanistan have not toured Pakistan.