Asia Cup was last played back in 2018. India emerged champions in the last tournament and since then the pandemic has forced all the participating countries to postpone the tournament. Asia cup will no longer take place in 2021 as the tournament has been officially postponed.
Originally, the tournament was supposed to take place last year, however, it was postponed to 2021 owing to the novel Coronavirus. This year, the Asian Cricket Council couldn’t find a suitable window to stage the tournament after COVID-19 effectively messed up the international calendar.
Back To Back Asia Cups To Be Played in 2022 and 2023
The 2021 edition of the tournament will now take place in 2023. Notably, an edition of the tournament will be played in 2022 as well, which means there will be back-to-back Asia Cups in the next two years. The Tournament is held usually every 2 years
“The ACC Executive Board, in face of the risks and restrictions posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, had made the difficult decision to postpone the Asia Cup 2020 to 2021. Since then, the ACC has been working with its participants and stakeholders to try and ensure that the event is held in the year,” stated the media release.
“However, on account of a packed FTP, it has been concluded that there is no practical window in the year when all the teams would be available to participate. The Board has accordingly considered the matter very carefully and determined that the only way ahead would be to postpone the event.
“It would therefore only be feasible for this edition of the tournament to be held in 2023 as there is already an Asia Cup in 2022. Dates for the same will be confirmed in due course.” He concluded.
India is leading the tournament of Asia cup by winning it 7 times with Srilanka the second-best winning it 5 times. Pakistan has only managed to win the tournament twice with no mentions of the name of the trophy for Bangladesh yet.