The Asia Cup 2023 is set to commence on Wednesday (August 30) in Pakistan. The inaugural match will be played between hosts Pakistan and Nepal at the Multan Cricket Stadium in Multan. Prior to the match, there will be an opening ceremony. Pakistan will host four matches of the tournament at their home grounds, with nine matches taking place in Sri Lanka. After PCB’s reluctance to send their team to Pakistan, PCB and SLC jointly decided to host the tournament in Sri Lanka. The final match of the tournament will be played in Colombo on September 17.
India to Play Opening Matches Against Pakistan and Nepal in Asia Cup 2023
The Indian team is all set to kick off their Asia Cup 2023 campaign with their first match against Pakistan on September 2nd at the Candy Ground. They will then face Nepal on September 4th at the same venue. The matches of the Asia Cup will be played at different stadiums across Pakistan and Sri Lanka, including Multan Cricket Stadium and Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore for Pakistan, and Pallekele International Cricket Stadium and R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo for Sri Lanka.
Six Teams to Participate in the Asia Cup 2023
The Asia Cup 2023 will see the participation of six teams: India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Nepal. The teams are divided into two groups. Group A includes India, Pakistan, and Nepal, while Group B includes Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan. Two teams from each group will advance to the Super 4 stage, from which two teams will qualify for the finals.
Live Telecast and Streaming Details for Asia Cup 2023
The opening ceremony and matches of the Asia Cup will be telecasted live in India on the Star Sports network. Fans can watch the matches on various Star Sports channels on television. For those using free DTH services, the matches involving India will be available on DD Sports. The final match will also be broadcasted on this channel.
Live Streaming of Asia Cup 2023 in India
The opening ceremony of the Asia Cup will be available for live streaming on Hotstar in India. Fans can enjoy the tournament’s matches for free on Hotstar. All matches of the Asia Cup will be streamed for free on the platform, allowing fans to catch the action live.