According to a statement released on Thursday by Jay Shah, the chairman of the Asia Cricket Council, India and Pakistan will face off once again after being placed in the same group for the Asia Cup 2023, which will take place in September of this year. India and Pakistan, who are also joined by the defending champions Sri Lanka, are grouped in one group Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and a team from a qualifying round. The Asia Cup 2023 will use the 50-over format as a warm-up for the World Cup.

There will be 13 games in all, excluding the qualifying. These consist of a championship game between the top two teams, six league games, and six Super 4 matches. It is yet unknown which nation would host the event, but the ACC voted to urge the ICC to shift it from Pakistan, which was the original host country.

“Here are the cricket schedules from @ACCMedia1 for 2023 and 2024! This demonstrates our unrivaled zeal and dedication to setting the standard for this game. Cricket is at the perfect time as athletes get ready for incredible performances “Tweets from Shah.

In the 20-over Asia Cup last year, India and Pakistan’s matchup resulted in back-to-back thrilling games. India chased down 148 and beat Pakistan in the league stage by five wickets. Hardik Pandya got the go-ahead runs, while the Super 4’s Babar Azam and teammates added one more. India, unfortunately, failed to make it to the Super 4 after losing to Sri Lanka, and Sri Lanka ultimately won the trophy by defeating Pakistan in the final match.

However, neither the schedule nor the location is made explicit. Even though Pakistan originally won the bid to host this year’s Asia Cup, the BCCI is hesitant to go to Pakistan to play because of the political tensions that exist between the two countries. The previous PCB chairman Ramiz Raja promised to abstain from the 50-over World Cup in response to the BCCI’s stance. The new chairman, Najam Sethi, may, however, bring about a shift in the situation.

145 ODI and T20I matches will be played throughout the two-year cycle (between 2023 and 2024), according to ACC, in addition to the Asia Cup. The number of games will be 75 in 2023 and 70 in 2024. The Men’s Challengers Cup, which kicks off the calendar, will include ten teams competing for dominance, including Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Bhutan, China, Myanmar, Maldives, Thailand, and Iran. The identities of the last two teams are yet unknown. In March, there will be a regional tournament for guys under 16. There will be eight teams competing from various areas.