The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) president Jay Shah, on Thursday, January 5, posted a tweet announcing the pathway structure & cricket calendars for 2023 & 2024.
The calendar provided in-depth details of ACC’s flagship tournament, the men’s Asia Cup, which is set to commence in September.
India and Pakistan have been drawn into the same group, similar to last year. Further, they are likely to lock horns against each other in their first match.
Here is the list of groups released by the ACC
Group A: India, Pakistan, Qualifier 1
Group B: Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan
Here is the tweet shared by ACC president Jay Shah.
Contrary to the last year, the upcoming Asia Cup will have a fifty-over format, which will also serve as a practice tournament for the 50-over World Cup, scheduled in India in October.
The ACC has not provided any update on the venue since Jay Shah had earlier remarked that India will not travel to Pakistan, which won the hosting rights for the 2023 Asia Cup.
Shah’s remarks caused a stir, as former PCB chairman Ramiz Raja was firm on his stance of not shifting the tournament to any other country and also threatened to boycott the 2023 World Cup.
Meanwhile, it is to be been what Najam Sethi says on the matter and will the tournament be shifted to a new venue.