Pakistan is Likely to Host Asia Cup 2022
IPL had stopped earlier, this time the Asia Cup 2021 was also postponed. Though it was planned to be held last year, it was decided to hold it in Sri Lanka this year. But it is not happening anymore. Pakistan is likely to host Asia Cup 2022, and Sri Lanka is expected to host the Asia Cup 2023 in June.
In this situation, many people were worried about the future of the tournament. However, that concern is going to be allayed to some extent. Initially, the tournament was supposed to be postponed until 2023, but the Asia Cup is set to take place next year.
According to ESPN Cricinfo, the Asia Cup will be held in 2022 and 2023 for two consecutive years, with Pakistan leading the way in hosting next year’s tournament. Sri Lanka may be given the responsibility of hosting the 2023 Asia Cup again. Though the Sri Lanka board was interested in hosting the tournament in June, it had to cancel it as India participated in the final of the World Test Championship. That is why the tournament will be held year after year.
PCB chairman Ehsan Mani said, “Last year the Asia Cup was supposed to be held but it was postponed this year. Although the Sri Lankan board is keen to host the tournament in June, it is not possible to host the two tournaments this year as India reaches the final of the World Test Championship.