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Asia Cup 2022 | Sri Lanka to host Asia Cup on August 24 despite political crisis
From August 24 to September 7, 2022, the Asia Cup T20 Cricket will take place, just a few weeks after Sri Lanka’s economic and political problems. It has asked for permission from all the countries involved. This year’s Asia Cup will be held in Sri Lanka on August 24. Six countries will play for the title. Due to recent economic problems in Sri Lanka, the country that will host the event, the ACC has had to look at the schedule again. The Asia Cup might start on August 24 after a qualifying round and a group stage tournament. On Sunday, September 9, at 7 p.m., the clock will strike in the finals of the competition. The recent one-day international and twenty20 tournaments were won by India.
COVID-19 has been moved from 2020 to 2021. The tournament had to be moved to 2021 and then 2022 because of an epidemic in Sri Lanka. The Asia Cup will not be held in Pakistan in 2022 as planned, but instead in 2023. In the Asia Cup, a qualifier will join the top five cricket-playing Asian countries. Pakistani cricket players have a lot to do before the T20 World Cup in November. From September 1–17, the national cricket team will take part in the Asia Cup T20. The England-Australia series for this year will start on or around September 15. In October, Pakistan and England will play each other in seven Twenty20 games. There will be a competition between Pakistan, Bangladesh, and New Zealand before the World Cup T20 in Australia.
“Adjustments in the dates are made following a request received by the SL Board from a couple of participating teams. It includes Pakistan, on the possible clash of international fixtures. Plus, Pakistan are to host England for seven T20 Internationals in the latter part of September. Also, If Asia Cup goes ahead on the new dates of August 24 and ends on September 7. So it would be perfect from Pakistan’s perspective as the team will be back home well in time for the start of the T20 series against England,” a source told.