India, Pakistan set to clash as ACC announces cricket calendar for 2023 and 2024
India defeated Pakistan in the T20 WC [Source: Twitter]
In a significant development, the Asian Cricket Council has released the cricket calendar for 2023 and 2024.
The much-anticipated Men's Asia Cup is scheduled in September later this year. This time, the tournament will be played in the ODI format.
To the delight of cricket fans across the globe, two arch-rivals, India and Pakistan, have been placed in the same group and will, therefore, take on each other in the six-team event. The Men's Premier Cup winner will join these giants as the third team in their group.
Meanwhile, the second group can be called the 'group of death', with Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan being placed in it.
There will be 13 matches in the tournament, including six group-stage and super-four fixtures and a final.
Asian cricket calendar for 2023
February: Men's Challenger Cup
March: Men's under16 regional Cup
April: Men's Premier Cup
June: Women's T20 emerging teams Asia Cup
July: Men's emerging teams Asia Cup
September: Men's ODI Asia Cup
October: Men's Under19 Challenger Cup
November: Men's Under19 Premier Cup
December: Men's Under19 Asia Cup
Asian cricket calendar for 2024
February: Men's T20 Challenger Cup
March: Women's T20 Challenger Cup
April: Men's T20 Premier Cup
May: Women's T20 Premier Cup
September: Women's T20 Asia Cup
October: Men's Under19 Asia Cup
December: Men's T20 emerging teams Asia Cup