The Asia Cup, a major cricket tournament, is set to take place from August 31 to September 17. India and Pakistan, two rival teams, are expected to face each other twice during the tournament. However, India has decided not to travel to Pakistan for the match, and it is likely to be held in Dambulla, Sri Lanka.
Arun Dhumal, a member of the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI), confirmed the schedule for the Asia Cup in an interview. He also stated that India will not be playing in Pakistan for the match between the two teams. Fans are eagerly anticipating an exciting contest between Pakistan and India this year. The two teams have met at least twice in every men’s cricket calendar since 1992.
Their most recent encounter was in the 2021 T20 World Cup, where India emerged victorious with a 10-wicket win. The decision to not play in Pakistan for the Asia Cup was made after BCCI secretary Jay Shah had a meeting with Zaka Ashraf, the representative head of the Pakistan Cricket Board.
According to Arun Dhumal, four league stage matches of the Asia Cup will be held in Pakistan, while the remaining matches will be scheduled in Sri Lanka. “Our secretary met PCB head Zaka Ashraf, and the Asia Cup schedule was finalized according to the earlier discussions. There will be four league stage matches in Pakistan, followed by nine matches in Sri Lanka, including both the India versus Pakistan game, and if both teams make it to the final, possibly a third game,” said Dhumal.