Asia Cup 2023 Schedule: Dates, Venue, Live Streaming Options

The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) has announced the Asia Cup schedule 2023. The tournament will be played among six countries from August 31 to September 17, 2023. The ACC has also confirmed that Asia Cup will be played in hybrid mode. That means, four matches will be played in Pakistan, whereas, the remaining nine matches will be played in Srilanka. It should be noted that Pakistan is the host of this year’s Asia Cup, however, the bilateral political tensions between India and Pakistan means India will not visit Pakistan and instead play in Sri Lanka.

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Asia Cup Teams

The Asia Cup is a six-team affair. These are as follows;

  • India
  • Pakistan
  • SriLanka
  • Bangladesh
  • Nepal 
  • Afghanistan

Among these, Nepal will be playing its first Asia Cup this year, while Srilanka is the defending champion. It defeated Pakistan in Asia Cup 2022 held in the United Arab Emirates.

Asia Cup 2023 Groups

There are two groups in Asia Cup 2023. Each group has three teams.

Group AGroup B
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From each Group, two teams will qualify for the super four. In the super four stages, there will be two matches, followed by the Asia Cup Final 2023. The detailed schedule will be released by ACC very soon.

Asia Cup 2023 Schedule

Group stage
Group 1 matchesDateGroup 2 matchesDate
India vs PakistanTo be announcedSrilanka vs BangladeshTo be announced
India vs NepalTo be announcedBangladesh vs AfganistanTo be announced
Pakistan vs NepalTo be announcedAfganistan vs SrilankaTo be announced
Super four
Group 1 first team vs Group 2 second teamTo be announcedGroup 2 first team vs Group 1 second teamTo be announced
Qualifier 1 vs Qualifier 2To be announced
Dates will be announced soon

Asia Cup Venues

The four matches of the Asia Cup in Pakistan are expected to be played in Lahore only. However, for the Srilanka matches, the Asia Cup venues are yet to be decided. The nine matches of Asia Cup 2023 in Srilanka are expected to be played in Colombo, Hambantota and Pallekele provided that weather conditions are not unfriendly.

Asia Cup 2023 Streaming: Where to Watch?

Asia Cup can be watched on TV. Start Sports will stream Asia Cup cricket matches on its following channels

  • Start Sports 1
  • Star Sports 2
  • Star Sports 1 HD
  • Star Sports 2 HD
  • Star Sports Select 1
  • Star Sports Select 2
  • Star Sports Tamil/Telugu/Kannada

Additionally, DD Sports will also telecast Asia Cup 2023 matches. 

For OTT lovers, Disney’s Hotstar will stream live Asia Cup matches. Hotstar is also going to stream ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup for free. Hotstar is following its competitor Jio Cinema which offered free streaming of the Indian Premier League 2023 earlier this year.