The big news is coming out from Asia Cup 2023. In the middle of the competition, the Asian Cricket Council( ACC) has taken a big decision. All the matches of the Super-4 stage including the final to be held in Colombo, but now it has been shifted to Hambantota in Sri Lanka.
Pallekele and Dambulla venues were also considered to shift the matches. But has been shifted to Hambantota. Please tell me that it is raining heavily in Colombo at this time. According to the weather department, there will be continuous rain here for the next few days. For this, reason ACC has shifted all the matches to Colombo.
The final match will be played on September 17:
Hambantota The city of Sri Lanka is located in the Southern Province. This is considered a very dry area. While it is raining heavily in Colombo. There is a possibility of rain in Pallekele and Dambulla also. In such a situation, ACC has shifted all the matches from Colombo to Hambantota. Now the final of the Asia Cup will also be played on this ground on 17th September.
India-Pakistan second match will also be held on the same ground:
In the Asia Cup 2023, a great match was played between India and Pakistan on Saturday (2 September). But this match held at Pallekele Stadium was lost due to rain. This match was canceled due to heavy rain. Only team India could bat in this match. The Indian team had a bad start after winning the toss and batting first, but the team scored 266 runs.
Now the Indian team has played its second match against Nepal on Monday (September 4). Nepal was given a target of 231 runs in the match. In such a situation, it is almost certain for Team India to win this match. If the Indian team wins this match, it will qualify for Super 4. In such a situation, once again competition will be seen between India and Pakistan. This match was fixed in Colombo on 10 September. But now it will be shifted to Hambantota.
All the matches of Super-4 including the final are to be held in Colombo:
Let us tell you that this time the Asia Cup is being played in ODI format under the hybrid model. 4 matches are to be held in host Pakistan. Out of these, 2 matches have taken place. Whereas 9 matches including the final will be played in Sri Lanka.
Till now there have been 5 matches in the group stage. Now there is 1 more match to be held in this round. No group stage match is to be played in Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka. Whereas all the matches of the Super-4 stage including the final were to be played in Colombo only.
But the rain is not stopping in the capital of Sri Lanka. There is a high possibility of matches getting washed out due to rain. In view of this, ACC has shifted all the Super-4 matches from Colombo to Hambantota.