New Delhi. The much-awaited Group-E match between India and Pakistan in the Asia Cup 2023 had to be canceled due to heavy rain. Similarly, due to continuous heavy rains in Colombo, Sri Lanka, the possibility of cancellation of Super-4 matches has increased. In response to these challenges, there have been reports of a possible venue change, with the matches possibly being moved to Dambulla. Additionally, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) suggested shifting the remaining matches to Pakistan in a meeting with Asian Cricket Council President Jay Shah.
PCB Management Committee Chairman Zaka Ashraf discussed the adverse weather conditions in Sri Lanka and proposed to shift the remaining matches of Asia Cup 2023 to Pakistan. The matches are currently to be played in Colombo from September 9 and the final is also scheduled to be held there. The India–Pakistan encounter was marred by interruptions and delays due to rain, which ultimately resulted in the match being abandoned. Meanwhile, the Meteorological Department in Colombo has predicted heavy rain in the coming days. Due to continuous rains in recent times, this area is facing floods and adverse conditions.
As the situation remains volatile, cricket lovers and officials are closely monitoring the weather forecast and mulling over options to ensure the continuity of the prestigious tournament. The Asia Cup 2023, which brings together the legends of cricket from the region, has faced a lot of challenges. But despite this, this sport does not become less of a passion. Now it will be very interesting to see where the rest of the Asia Cup matches take place.