Call on future course of Asia Cup 2023 to be taken on sidelines of IPL final: Jay Shah

BCCI secretary Jay Shah on Thursday said that decision on the future course of Asia Cup 2023 will be taken on the sidelines of the IPL final, scheduled to be held on May 28, and added that the summit clash will be attended by heads of cricket boards from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

“The respective presidents of the Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka Cricket Boards will grace the IPL 2023 final to be held on May 28 at the Narendra Modi Stadium. We will hold discussions with them for outlining the future course of action concerning Asia Cup 2023,” BCCI secretary Shah, who also serves as the President of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC), said.

Notably, several reports in the recent past have claimed that the 2023 Asia Cup could be held in a hybrid model of staging matches, which has also been proposed by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi.

Pakistan is the host of the 2023 edition of the showpiece tournament however, India has clearly stated that their players won’t be travelling to the neighbouring country due to the political tensions between them.

As of now, both India and Pakistan have been grouped together alongside Nepal in the six-team Asia Cup, which will be played in the 50-over format in preparation for the ODI World Cup in October-November.

Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan feature in the other group and the top two teams from each group advance to the Super Four stage from there, the top two teams play in the final.

News Desk

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