Despite the ongoing economic crisis and political issues, Sri Lanka Cricket Board is finally ready to host the Asia Cup T20.
The tournament is scheduled from August 24 to September 7 this year.
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The Asia Cup’s 18th edition was postponed two times. It will now finally begin on August 24 with six Asian teams participating.
Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, hosts Sri Lanka and the qualifier will be competing in the tournament.
The Final will be played on September 7.
“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,” reports said.
The last edition of the tournament was won by India.
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Asia Cup was to begin in 2020 in Sri Lanka but was postponed amid the Covid-19 outbreak. It was later again postponed in 2021 due to the same reasons, and now it will finally begin later this year.
The next edition will be hosted by Pakistan in 2023, which was originally scheduled in 2022.
The Green Shirts have a busy schedule before and after the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 as they are to take on England in the home T20I series of seven matches. It is expected to begin around September 15.
Pakistan will also take part in the tri-nation series hosted by New Zealand along with Bangladesh ahead of the T20 World Cup.
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