Asia Cup’s 2021 version postponed to 2023 on account of packed cricketing schedule
Dubai: The 2021 version of the Asia Cup will now be held in 2023 on account of an absence of window in a rejigged cricket calendar that’s continually topic to vary amid an evolving COVID-19 state of affairs.
This yr’s continental event was moved from Pakistan to Sri Lanka however rising circumstances within the island nation had led to its cancellation.
With all the massive 4 Asian sides having packed schedules till the tip of the yr, discovering a window for the event this yr would have been extraordinarily tough.
The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) issued a press release on this regard.
“The Board has accordingly thought-about the matter very rigorously and decided that the one manner forward could be to postpone the occasion.
“It could due to this fact solely be possible for this version of the event to be held in 2023 as there’s already an Asia Cup in 2022. Dates for a similar might be confirmed in the end,” the ACC mentioned within the assertion.
This yr’s event would have been a T20 affair previous to the T20 World Cup in India later in October-November.
There was no Asia Cup since 2018, with the event deliberate for 2020 additionally getting postponed due to the pandemic. India have gained the final two editions of the event.
“The ACC Govt Board, in face of the dangers and restrictions posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, had made the tough choice to postpone the Asia Cup 2020 to 2021. Since then, the ACC has been working with its members and stakeholders to try to be certain that the occasion is held within the yr.
“Nevertheless, on account of a packed FTP, it has been concluded that there isn’t any sensible window within the yr when all of the groups could be accessible to take part,” the ACC mentioned in its assertion.
The event is often held each two years.
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