There were unconfirmed but legit speculations about the cancelation of the Asia Cup 2021 that have now come true. According to the recent official statement by the Asian Cricket Council (ICC), the event will no more be taking place this summer.
It is to be noted that it was originally scheduled for August 2020 but got canceled amidst the COVID-19 surge in the host nation, Pakistan. Later, it was decided that the event will be host by Sri Lanka amidst India’s denial of visiting Pakistan due to the Pak-Indo tensions.
With its movement to Sri Lanka, it was also shifted to an undefined windowpane of 2021. Later, June was sanctioned as the window to initiate the event. The ACC has been adjudicating strenuously not to withheld and proceed with the event commonly but have conceded its second failure in a row.
As of now, the event is anticipated to exert place in 2023. It is usually impersonated after every two years. The last contest was organized in 2018 when India won under the leadership of Virat Kohli; consequently was set to be conquered in 2020 and then in 2022 sequentially.
As of now, there will be two Asia Cup in two consecutive cycles as 2022 will operate its original version whereas; 2023 will advance with the offset 2020’s version that has adhered to cancelation in 2021 as well. However, the venues for the two versions are yet to be clarified. It could be Sri Lanka and Pakistan respectively.
ACC reveals the date of Asia Cup 2021
ACC 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.”
The ACC Executive Board after careful evaluation has made the decision to postpone the 2021 edition of the Asia Cup to 2023.
— AsianCricketCouncil (@ACCMedia1) May 23, 2021
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.”
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