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Asia Cup 2023 Format: Is It T20 Or ODI?

On Thursday the Asian Cricket Council accepted the hybrid model and announced the dates and venues for the Asia Cup. The 2023 edition of the Asia Cup is scheduled to take place from 31st August to 17th September. The celebrated continental tournament will be played in a hybrid model across Pakistan and Sri Lanka. ACC also confirmed that the format of the tournament will be One-Day International. India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Nepal will play a total of 13 ODI matches at the Asia Cup.

Further, ACC stated that- Four matches of the Asia Cup will be played in Pakistan while former champions Sri Lanka will host nine games. The Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore will host matches in Pakistan. While the remaining games will be played in Sri Lanka in Kandy and Pallekele. Moreover, India, Pakistan and Nepal have been put together in one group. While Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan are put in the other group.

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Asia Cup 2023 Format

The 2023 edition of the continental tournament will be played in the ODI format. The reason for this is the ODI World Cup which is scheduled to take place in October-November. In 2015, the International Cricket Council reduced the power of the Asian Cricket Council. And, ICC announced that Asia Cup events from 2016 would be played on the basis of the format of upcoming world events. And, there will be a rotation basis between ODI and T20 formats. Due to this reason, the 2016 edition of the Asia Cup was played in the T20 format.

This year Asia Cup 2023 is going to be a total of 6 teams. The 16th Edition will feature two groups, with two teams from each group qualifying for the Super Four stage. The top two teams from the Super Four stage will then face off in the final. 

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