Ramiz Raja
Ramiz Raja. Credits: Sky Sports.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed that it will be hosting the Asia Cup in 2023. As things stand, they will be confirming the return of tournaments to Pakistan with the Asia Cup.

The 50-over tournament will be the first multi-nation event in Pakistan since the 1996 ODI World Cup. A couple of years later, they have been assigned as hosts for the 2025 ICC Champions Trophy, the tournament that was removed from the ICC cycle after the 2017 edition.

Pakistan national team
The last tournament held in Pakistan was the 1996 ODI World Cup. [photo: Twitter]
The PCB confirmed the news in its tweet, also revealing the different series and tournaments it has in the next few years.

Here’s Pakistan Cricket Board’s tweet:

Some wishes do come true! You wanted international cricket in Pakistan, and we have heard you. Here’s the full schedule. Which match are you looking forward to?
#harhaalmaincricket,” the PCB tweeted.

Pakistan was earlier scheduled to host the 2022 edition. However, it was assigned to Sri Lanka and the PCB was instead asked to host the 2023 Asia Cup. Ramiz Raja had spoken about the possibility of India boycotting the tournament. He said it won’t be easy since it’s an international tournament.

Ramiz Raja
Ramiz Raja. (Photo: Twitter)

“When it comes to international tournaments, pulling out isn’t as easy as you are under a lot of pressure. When countries are given hosting rights for these tournaments, all of these things are discussed in advance. I don’t think it will happen (India pulling out of Asia Cup),” Ramiz had stated.

India threatened to pull out of the 2021 Asia Cup which was scheduled to be held in Pakistan. As a result, it was moved to the UAE but the pandemic forced the tournament to be postponed.

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