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Asia Cup 2021 officially postponed to 2023 due to packed international fixtures

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Asia Cup 2021 officially postponed to 2023 due to packed international fixtures

Asia Cup 2021 officially postponed to 2023 due to packed international fixtures.

Asia Cup 2021: The 2021 editions Asia Cup has been officially cancelled and will now be held in the year 2023 due to the packed international calendar of the countries. Earlier, a top official of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) informed the development due to the rising covid situation in the island nation while the official confirmation came today.

The competition between the cricket playing nations of Asia moved from Pakistan to Sri Lanka but it was finally cancelled after Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) found it difficult to schedule the high profile games during the harsh situations.

This year’s Asia Cup will now be rescheduled in 2023 due to packed international fixtures of four Asian Cricket giants.

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“The Board has accordingly considered the matter very carefully and determined that the only way ahead would be to postpone the event.

“It would therefore only be feasible for this edition of the tournament to be held in 2023 as there is already an Asia Cup in 2022. Dates for the same will be confirmed in due course,” the ACC said in the statement.

The last Asia Cup was hosted by UAE back in 2018, which was won by India. The 2021 edition of the tournament would have been in T20 format however due to the prevailing situation in Asia, the tournament had to be cancelled.

“The ACC Executive Board, in face of the risks and restrictions posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, had made the difficult decision to postpone the Asia Cup 2020 to 2021. Since then, the ACC has been working with its participants and stakeholders to try and ensure that the event is held in the year.

“However, on account of a packed FTP, it has been concluded that there is no practical window in the year when all the teams would be available to participate,” the ACC said in its statement.

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