New Delhi: Asia Cup 2023 has been announced. The cup will be held from 31 August to 17 September 2023. The teams of India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Nepal will face each other in the Asia Cup. A total of 13 ODIs will be played in these teams. ACC said in a release on Thursday, “We are pleased to announce that the Asia Cup 2023 will be held from 31st August to 17th September 2023 and the elite teams of India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Nepal will participate in total. 13 exciting ODI matches to watch as you compete. Asia Cup 2023 will be held from 31st August to 17th September 2023 and will see the elite teams from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Nepal, compete in a total of 13 exciting ODI matches.The tournament will be hosted in a hybrid model with four matches… pic.twitter.com/uRs0vT7Ei7 — ANI (@ANI) June 15, 2023 And the remaining nine matches will be played in Sri Lanka. There will be two groups in Asia Cup 2023. Two teams from these groups will qualify for the Super Four stage. At the same time, the top two teams of the Super Four stage will face each other in the final. Pakistan will have matches in Lahore while Sri Lanka will have matches in Kandy and Pallekele. With the approval of the schedule of the Asia Cup, the arrival of the Pakistan team in the ODI World Cup in October-November has also been decided. Both the teams are likely to play in the league stage on October 15 in Ahmedabad. ICC CEO Geoff Allardyce and chairman Greg Barclay are understood to have met PCB chairman Najam Sethi in Karachi last month after which it was decided that Pakistan would not put any conditions on its participation in the World Cup if it was awarded four Asia Cup titles. The matches should be allowed to be held in their own country as it has the hosting rights. By playing the tournament without Pakistan, the broadcasters would have paid only half the money to the ACC as two matches between India and Pakistan were fixed and the third would have happened if they reached the final. PCB chairman Najam Sethi said, “I am delighted that our proposal for a hybrid model has been accepted. This means that PCB will continue to host the tournament and matches will be held in Pakistan. Neutral matches will be held in Sri Lanka as the Indian team cannot come to Pakistan.” He said, “Our cricket fans would have been happy if the Indian team had come to Pakistan after 15 years but we understand the position of the BCCI. Like PCB, BCCI also has to take approval from the government.