Following weeks of economic and political uncertainty in Sri Lanka, the Sri Lankan cricket board is ready to begin the Asia Cup T20 Cricket on the revised dates — August 24 to September 7, 2022 — and has sought the permission of participating countries, according to The Reports.
The 18th Asia Cup, which had already been postponed twice, will finally kick off on August 24 in Sri Lanka, with the continent’s six teams competing for the title.
Due to recent economic difficulties in Sri Lanka, the tournament’s host country, the ACC has been forced to consider a range of options, including scheduling changes.
Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, and one of the qualifiers may now begin on August 24. On September 7, the tournament’s final will be held.
“Adjustments in the dates are made following a request received by the SL Board from a couple of participating teams, including Pakistan, on the possible clash of international fixtures. Pakistan are to host England for seven T20 Internationals in the latter part of September. If Asia Cup goes ahead on the new dates of August 24 and ends on September 7, it would be perfect from Pakistan’s perspective as the team will be back home well in time for the start of the T20 series against England,” a source told The News
India won the latest edition of the competition, which alternates between ODI and T20 cricket formation. Because to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 edition has been postponed. The event was scheduled to take place in Sri Lanka in 2020, however the epidemic forced it to be postponed until 2021, then 2022.
The hosting rights for the 2023 Asia Cup, which was originally set for 2022, have been given to Pakistan. In addition to the top five cricket-playing Asian countries, a qualification will be held to join the top teams for the Asia Cup.
Pakistani cricketers have a hectic schedule ahead of the T20 World Cup in November, which will be held in Australia. From September 1 to 17, the national cricket team will play in the Asia Cup T20.
On or around September 15th, the England series will begin. Pakistan and England will play seven Twenty20 matches, with the first match possibly taking place in the first week of October. The tri-series will include Pakistan, Bangladesh, and hosts New Zealand before of the World Cup T20 in Australia.