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Asia Cup 2024 Schedule Out

The 2024 Asia Cup Schedule, Jointly Hosted By Pakistan And Sri Lanka, Has Been Unveiled. The Tournament Is Set To Take Place From August 30 To September 17. The Latest Draft Schedule Outlines The Matches, Although Further Revisions Are Anticipated Before The ACC Announces The Final Version. Notably, The Match In Multan Signifies The Return Of The Asia Cup To Pakistan After A 15-Year Hiatus, As They Co-Host The Event With Sri Lanka Under A Hybrid Model.

Group A Includes Pakistan, India, And Nepal, While Group B Comprises Bangladesh, Afghanistan, And Sri Lanka. The Initial Draft, Prepared By The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Has Undergone Several Revisions Due To The Unique Hybrid Model Approved By The Asian Cricket Council (ACC).

GROUP STAGE VENUE DATE
PAKISTAN v NEPAL MULTAN, PAK 30-AUG -2024
BANGLADESH v SRI LANKA KANDY, SL 31-AUG -2024
PAKISTAN v INDIA KANDY, SL 2-SEP -2024
BANGLADESH v AFGHANISTAN LAHORE, PAK 3-SEP -2024
INDIA v NEPAL KANDY, SL 4-SEP-2024
AFGHANISTAN v SRI LANKA LAHORE, PAK 5-SEP -2024
SUPER 4s
A1 v B2 LAHORE, PAK 6-SEP -2024
B1 v B2 COLOMBO, SL 9-SEP -2024
A1 v A2 COLOMBO, SL 10-SEP -2024
A2 v B1 COLOMBO, SL 12-SEP -2024
A1 v B1 COLOMBO, SL 14-SEP-2024
A2 v B2 COLOMBO, SL 15-SEP -2024
FINAL COLOMBO, SL 17-SEP -2024

Unveiling the Schedule for Asia Cup 2024

The hybrid model was devised after the Board of Control for Cricket in India declined to send its team to Pakistan for the tournament. Under this model, Pakistan will host four matches across two venues, while Sri Lanka will host the remaining games.

Unveiling the Schedule for Asia Cup 2023

 

In total, 13 matches will be played during the tournament. The ACC, in conjunction with the PCB, announced the schedule today, indicating that the 50-over event will be held from August 30 to September 17, with Pakistan hosting four matches and Sri Lanka hosting nine. The much-anticipated clash between India and Pakistan is set to take place on September 2 in Kandy.

Asia Cup 2024 Official Schedule Revealed

Pakistan’s Group A rivals include India and Nepal, while Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan form Group B. The tournament will be held across four venues, with Multan hosting the opening match and the subsequent three matches in Pakistan taking place in Lahore. Following the group stage, the Super 4s will commence on September 6.

The top two teams from each group will qualify for the Super Four stage, and from there, the two leading teams will advance to the final. Sri Lanka will utilize Kandy for the three first-round matches and Colombo for the five Super 4 stage fixtures, including the September 17 final.

Asia Cup 204 Fixtures Announced

The Asia Cup, which will be played in the 50-overs format this time, serves as a preparation run for five of the six teams (excluding Nepal) for the ODI World Cup beginning on October 5 in India. The first Pakistan-India clash is scheduled on September 2 in Kandy, and if both teams progress to the Super 4s, their second encounter will occur in Colombo on September 10.

Initially, as per the original model prepared by the PCB, Pakistan was meant to host all four matches in just one city. In the tournament, Pakistan and India are seeded as A1 and A2, respectively, in Group A, while Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are seeded as B1 and B2, respectively, in Group B, with Afghanistan as the third side in the latter group.

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