The Asia Cup, which will be played in a 50-over format, will take place in September of this year, according to the Asian Cricket Council (ACC), though the schedule and the host nation have not yet been revealed. The BCCI does not want to play in Pakistan because of political tension between the two nations, despite Pakistan being the initial host of the Asia Cup this year.
Ramiz Raja, who was the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) at the time, disagreed with the BCCI’s position and even threatened to boycott the 50-over World Cup in India. However, after Raja was replaced by Najam Sethi in the PCB, there may have been a change for the better.
India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and a qualification team will compete in the Asia Cup in 2023. In the UAE, Sri Lanka is the defending Asia Cup champion after defeating Pakistan in the championship game. Due to the forthcoming ICC T20 World Cup in Australia, the competition was played in a T20 format.
The ODI World Cup will be held in India later this year, and all of the competing nations will be concentrating on the 50-over format, hence this year’s Asia Cup will be of the same format. When unveiling the calendar for the upcoming two years, BCCI secretary and ACC president Jay Shah stated that the schedule “demonstrates our unmatched passion and commitment to raising the bar for our game. It looks to be a terrific time for cricket as players from various nations prepare for remarkable performances.”
Between 2023 and 2024, a total of 145 ODI and T20I matches would be played. This was stated by the ACC. In 2023 there will be 75 games, while in 2024 there will be 70.