Asia Cup 2023: The Asia Cup is to be played in Pakistan in the year 2023. For this the big question remained whether the Indian team would go to Pakistan or not. But BCCI Secretary and Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Chief Jay Shah has made it clear in the 91st Annual General Meeting (AGM) that the Indian team will not tour Pakistan for the next Asia Cup. Even before this, there were speculations that the Indian team would not travel to Pakistan to play the Asia Cup.
BCCI had requested
The BCCI had said about the Asia Cup 2023 that they would request the Asian Cricket Council to organize the Asia Cup somewhere other than Pakistan. At the same time, it was also said that the team can travel to Pakistan for the ICC tournament, but it is very difficult for the team to travel to Pakistan for the Asia Cup. It is worth noting that Jay Shah has also said that the Asia Cup 2023 should be held in a neutral venue other than Pakistan.
The last tournament was to be played in Sri Lanka
Let us tell you that the Asia Cup played in the year 2022 was earlier to be played in Sri Lanka, but the venue was changed in view of the conditions there. Last year the Asia Cup was played in the UAE. Now this time also the changes in the venue are visible. Nothing is clear about where the Asia Cup will be played next year.
Series not played since 2013
Let us tell you that India and Pakistan have not played any bilateral series since 2012-13. Pakistan team toured India in 2012-13. 3 T20 Internationals and ODI matches were played in this tour. After this both the teams have faced each other in Asia Cup and World Cup.