Source: Sportstimes

Cricket enthusiasts worldwide are on the edge of their seats as the highly anticipated 2023 Asia Cup is set to kick off on Wednesday, August 30. The tournament will commence with a thrilling face-off between Pakistan and Nepal. Igniting the excitement for several weeks of intense cricket action.

Pakistan and Sri Lanka Share the Stage

This year’s Asia Cup carries a unique twist as it is jointly hosted by Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The Sri Lankan team enters the tournament as the reigning champions. Having secured their sixth title by triumphing over Pakistan in the final of the previous edition. Notably, this edition of the tournament will be contested in the One Day International (ODI) format, adding an extra layer of intrigue for fans and players alike.

Tournament Format and Stages

The tournament will feature a total of six teams, which will be grouped into sets of three. As the first stage concludes, the team with the lowest standing from each group will face elimination. While the remaining four teams will advance to the Super Four stage. This stage will see these teams competing in a series of matches, ultimately leading to a climactic final showdown between the top two teams. The final battle is scheduled to unfold at the iconic R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on September 17, promising an unforgettable finale.

Asia Cup 2023 schedule announced
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A Clash of Determination

The Asia Cup traditionally welcomes the five ICC full member nations from Asia, alongside the winner of the men’s Premier Cup. This year, Nepal earned their coveted spot in the tournament by emerging victorious in the qualifying tournament. Showcasing their prowess by defeating UAE in a gripping final. The opening match will witness Nepal taking on Pakistan. Setting the stage for an enthralling contest that is expected to captivate cricket fans from around the world.

Beyond the riveting cricketing battles, the Asia Cup 2023 holds a special significance for the participating teams. With the upcoming World Cup on the horizon. Slated to be hosted by India and featuring ten teams, the Asia Cup serves as a crucial platform for India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh to fine-tune their strategies, test their mettle, and build momentum ahead of the global event.

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Where to Catch the Action

For cricket enthusiasts eager to catch the live action, meticulous broadcasting arrangements have been put in place.


In India, the tournament will be aired on Star Sports, with the live-stream coverage available on Disney+Hotstar.

Pakistan and Bangladesh

Pakistani fans can tune in to PTV Sports and TEN Sports, while viewers in Bangladesh can enjoy the matches on Gazi TV. Live streaming options are available on platforms like Rabbithole and the Toffee app and websites.

Viewing Options for International Audiences

United Kingdom

Fans across the globe won’t miss out either. In the United Kingdom, the competition will be broadcast on TNT Sport 1, with the live stream accessible through the TNT Sports app.


Australian viewers can follow the matches on Fox Sports, with live streaming options on the Foxtel and Kayo apps.


Meanwhile, in Afghanistan, the Asia Cup will be broadcast live on Ariana TV, further contributing to the global fervor surrounding this cricketing extravaganza.

With the countdown to the opening match between Pakistan and Nepal underway, the excitement is reaching a crescendo. Prepare for thrilling battles, exceptional performances, and unforgettable moments as the 2023 Asia Cup takes center stage. So, set up your viewing stations, gather your favorite snacks, and be ready to witness the brilliance of cricket unfold in the heart of Asia.

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