Since the last few months, the Asia Cup 2023 has been in talks. The particular reason behind this has been that is Board Of Control For Cricket In India (BCCI) didn’t agree to travel to Pakistan for the tournament due to security reasons.
This, however, didn’t go well with Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) as they said that they will boycott the Asia Cup 2023 if India didn’t travel. This led to many spats between the two cricketing boards and the future of the tournament looked in jeopardy.
But after that several meetings between then PCB chairman Najam Sethi and Jay Shah led to a hybrid model being proposed. The tournament will be played from 31st August to 17th September in Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Out of 13 games, 4 games will take place in Pakistan whereas 9 games will be played in Sri Lanka.
After this, Najam Sethi’s tenure as the PCB chairman concluded and Zaka Ashraf took over the charge. Since many reports have hogged the headlines that he has rejected his predecessor Najam Sethi’s “hybrid model” for the tournament, stating that the model isn’t justified as the tournament should be completely held in Pakistan.
Asia Cup 2023: Major Talking points from the meeting between Jay Shah and PCB Chairman over Asia Cup
But recently meeting between Jay Shah and Zaka Ashraf took place and per the reports in PTI, it is learned that Asia Cup 2023 will be played in a hybrid model and both the board have finalised the schedule of the tournament and it will be released soon.
Here are the Major Talking points from the meeting between Jay Shah and PCB Chairman over Asia Cup
Asia Cup schedule is finalized.
Hybrid model to stay
9 matches in SL & 4 matches in PAK
India vs Pakistan in SL.
Schedule will be announced soon.