Asia Cup 2023: ACC accepts PCB’s hybrid model, venues to be announced on May 28

Xtra Time Web Desk: Asia Cup 2023 logjam is all set to end as Asian Cricket Council (ACC) have accepted Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) second hybrid model. ACC President Jay Shah will officially make the announcement after a meeting with the members of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) on May 28. All the Presidents of the three boards has been invited to attend the IPL 2023 final at the Natendra Modi Stadium on May 28.

“The respective presidents of the Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka Cricket Boards will grace the Tata IPL 2023 final to be held on May 28 at the Narendra Modi Stadium. We will hold discussions with them for outlining the future course of action in relation to Asia Cup 2023,” BCCI secretary Jay Shah who is also head of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) said.

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In the new hybrid model, the tournament will be played in two halves. The first phase comprising of four matches will be played in Lahore, Pakistan. While the remaining 9 matches including the final will be played at a neutral venue, either in UAE or Sri Lanka. Most of the member boards of ACC are not in favour of matches to be held in UAE due to the excessive heat. As of now it looks like Sri Lanka is the frontrunner to host the remaining matches of Asia Cup 2023.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had earlier refused PCB’s hybrid model. But after deliberations with the other member boards of ACC, it has given the nod.

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