Dubai Based Logistics company DP World is the official Cricket Asia Cup tournament sponsor. The 16th edition of the tournament will likely commence in September, featuring six teams. The event will be played in a round-robin format. This year’s tournament will be played in the ODI format. Sri Lanka is currently the world champions of the Asia Cup.
Asia Cup Live Telecast TV Channels
Star Sports Network to broadcast live coverage of Asia Cup 2023 in India and its subcontinent (Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Nepal) countries; all matches will be telecast live on digital platform Disney+ Hotstar and FanCode App.
SuperSport to telecast live coverage of DP World Asia Cup 2023 in Sub-Saharan Africa and its nearby regions; all 13 ODI matches telecast live on the SuperSport App.
PTV Sports, Ten Sports, and A Sports HD are the official broadcast partner for the Cricket Asia Cup 2023 in Pakistan. The tournament will be played in an ODI format featuring six teams.
Fox Sports secured the TV rights for the tournament in Australia. Moreover, the event can be accessed through Foxtel and Kayo Sports App.
Cricket viewers in the United States can watch the entire tournament on Willow TV. At the same time, Sky Sports acquired the broadcasting rights in the United Kingdom.
Cricket fans in Saudi Arabia can watch the event on the Tapmad OTT platform, while StarzPlay and Etisalat broadcast in the United Arab Emirates. In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries, OSN Cricket HD holds broadcasting rights.
Pakistan is struggling to convince or satisfy the BBCI to host the tournament. Last year, it was clear that Pakistan would be the next hosting country, but now, India is arising the issue of not participating in the event if Pakistan will host it. The Cricket Board of India demands a neutral venue which will likely be the United Arab Emirates.
As for now, Pakistan and India Cricket boards are trying to resolve the issue to make it possible for the event to be hosted because every Asian cricket fan is looking forward to a Pak-Indo match.
TV Channels and Broadcasting Rights
|Indian Subcontinent||Star Sports Network, SonyLiv, Disney+ Hotstar, DD Sports|
|Pakistan||PTV Sports Live, Ten Sports, A Sports HD|
|Sri Lanka||DialogTV, PeoTV, SLRC (Channel Eye)|
|Bangladesh||T-Sports, Gazi TV (GTV), BTV National, Maasranga TV|
|Australia||Fox Sports, Foxtel App|
|UK||Sky Sports Cricket|
|Saudi Arabia||Tapmad, ICC.tv|
|UAE||Etisalat, Criclife, StarzPlay, Cricwick|
|Canada||ATN Cricket Plus, Willow TV|
|MENA||OSN Cricket HD|
Asia Cup 2023 Apps List
Disney+ Hotstar is the official OTT partner for the Asia Cricket Cup 2023 worldwide, while for the non-territory areas, ICC.tv provides the on-demand coverage of the tournament. Here are the OTT platforms list that holds the broadcasting rights for the DP Cricket Asia Cup 2023:
India – Disney+ Hotstar, FanCode, SonyLiv App
Pakistan – Tapmad TV, Daraz App, Tamasha
Bangladesh – Rabbitholebd YouTube, Toffee
Sri Lanka – DialogTV, PeoTV
Afghanistan – RTA Sports
Australia – Foxtel, Kayo
Asia Cup 2023 Groups
Cricket Asia Cup is divided into Group A and Group B. A total of six Asian teams will take part in the tournament; the top two teams will play in the final of the Asia Cup 2023.
Nepal won the Qualifier round and joined Group A with Pakistan and India, while Group B featured Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh.
Group A: Pakistan, India, Nepal
Group B: Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan
Cricket Asia Cup 2023 Schedule
|September, 2||Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan||TBD|
|September, 3||India vs Pakistan||TBD|
|September, 5||Bangladesh vs Afghanistan||TBD|
|September, 6||India vs Nepal||TBD|
|September, 8||Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh||TBD|
|September, 9||Pakistan vs Nepal||TBD|
|September, 10||Super Four, Match 1 (B1 v B2)||TBD|
|September, 11||Super Four, Match 2 (A1 v A2)||TBD|
|September, 12||Super Four, Match 3 (A1 v B1)||TBD|
|September, 13||Super Four, Match 4 (A2 v B2)||TBD|
|September, 14||Super Four, Match 5 (A1 v B2)||TBD|
|September, 15||Super Four, Match 6 (B1 v A2)||TBD|
|September, 17||TBC vs TBC, Final||TBD|
All Teams Squad and Players List
Pakistan: Pakistan: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan (vc), Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Haris Sohail, Ihsanullah, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Naseem Shah, Salman Ali Agha, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood, Usama Mir.
India: Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Rishabh Pant, Kl Rahul, Sanju Samson, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik.
Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal (c), Yasir Ali, Towhid Hridoy, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan, Afif Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Litton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim, Zakir Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Nasum Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud, Shoriful Islam.
Nepal: Kushal Bhurtel, Aasif Sheikh (WK), Bhim Sharki, Rohit Kumar (c), Kushal Malla, Aarif Sheikh, Dipendra Singh Airee, Sandeep Lamichhane, Sompal Kami, Karan KC, Lalit Rajbanshi.
Sri Lanka: Dasun Shanaka (c), Pathum Nissanka, Nuwanidu Fernando, Kusal Mendis (wk, vc), Angelo Mathews, Charith Asalanka, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dhananjaya De Silva, Sahan Arachchige, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dunith Wellalage, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Pramod Madushan, Dilshan Madushanka, Chamika Karunaratne, Matheesha Pathirana.
Afghanistan: Rashid Khan (c), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Usman Ghani, Sediqullah Atal, Najibullah Zadran, Afsar Zazai, Karim Janat, Mohammad Nabi, Azmatullah Omarzai, Gulbadin Naib, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Noor Ahmad, Mujeeb Ur Rehman, Fareed Ahmad, Fazal Haq Farooqi, Naveen Ul Haq.
Cricket Asia Cup 2023 Points Table
All Time Winners List
|2nd||1986||Sri Lanka||Sri Lanka||Pakistan|
|6th||1997||Sri Lanka||Sri Lanka||India|
|8th||2004||Sri Lanka||Sri Lanka||India|
|10th||2010||Sri Lanka||India||Sri Lanka|
|15th||2022||Sri Lanka||Sri Lanka||Pakistan|
Where to watch Pakistan vs India Asia Cup Match?
DD Sports will telecast the high-voltage match in India while PTV Sports to broadcast the PAK vs IND ODI Asia Cup 2023 match in Pakistan.
Where will Asia Cup 2023 Played?
United Arab Emirates is likely to host the Cricket Asia Cup 2023 (16th Edition) of the tournament.
When will Asia Cup 2023 Begin?
Currently, the schedule for the tournament is not announced yet but the tournament will take place in September.
Who Many Teams Play in Asia Cup?
There are total six teams that will participate in the event; five of them are Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Afghanistan. Nepal is the sixth team that qualified for the tournament.