January 26, 2022

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Asia Cup 2021 postponed to 2023 due to corona virus threat & Tight cricket schedule

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Previously Asia Cup 2021 was scheduled in 2021 after the completion of Indian Premier League. But now, Asia Cup management and governing council decided to postpone this year’s season to 2023. Continues increasing cases of covid-19 is the main reason to postpone to Asia Cup.

India scheduled to tour Srilanka in July

Team India will play three match T20I series followed by three match T20I series in July against Srilanka team. Indian test team schedule to play five test against England including test championship final against New Zealand. The main core of Indian team will stay in England after final of World Test Championship, the new core will travel to Srilanka confirmed by BCCI

India's tour to Srilanka

Sr.No. Match Date Venue
1 Srilanka v India, 1st ODI 13 July Colombo
2 Srilanka v India, 2nd ODI 16 July Colombo
3 Srilanka v India, 3rd ODI 18 July Colombo
4 Srilanka v India, 1st T20I 21 July Colombo
5 Srilanka v India, 2nd T20I 23 July Colombo
6 Srilanka v India, 3rd T20I 25 July Colombo

The Asian cricket council confirmed it in press release

The ACC Executive Board, in face of the risks and restrictions posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, had made the difficult decision to postpone the Asia Cup 2020 to 2021, Since then, the ACC has been working with its participants and stakeholders to try and ensure that the event is held in the year.

However, on account of a packed FTP, it has been concluded that there is no practical window in the year when all the teams would be available to participate. The Board has accordingly considered the matter very carefully and determined that the only way ahead would be to postpone the event. It would therefore only be feasible for this edition of the tournament to be held in 2023 as there is already an Asia Cup in 2022. Dates for the same will be confirmed in due course.