In an attempt to resolve the issue of the venue for the upcoming Asia Cup 2023, which is scheduled to take place in Pakistan during the year 2023, it is reported that the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) is taking swift action.
There has been a lot of discussion between the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to determine the best way to resolve the issue of India playing their matches at neutral venues.
As part of a recent meeting in Dubai, officials from the Pakistan Cricket Board and the BCCI discussed the possibility of Pakistan hosting the Asia Cup while India would play their matches at a neutral venue.
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It is being considered that India will play their scheduled matches at venues in Oman, UAE, England, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh, among others. It has not yet been decided what the final decision will be, however.
In a statement earlier this year, the ACC President, Jay Shah, had stated that India would not travel to Pakistan for the Asia Cup 2023, which had raised concerns over the future of this tournament.
After the latest discussions between the two boards at the meeting, there is some hope that the tournament will go ahead as planned, at least with a few minor changes in the schedule and venue.
There will be 13 matches scheduled throughout the 13-day event, with the top two teams from each group advancing to the Super 4s, which will be played at the end of the event. There will then be a final between the two top teams.
It has been announced that Pakistan is going to host the Asia Cup in 2023 in advance of the ICC Cricket World Cup that will take place in India in October and November.