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Asia Cup 2023: Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh to depart for Colombo tomorrow

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LAHORE: The teams of Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will depart for Colombo in a chartered plane tomorrow to participate in the Super 4 stage of the ongoing ACC Men’s Asia Cup 2023.

The broadcasters and other officials will also accompany the teams on the chartered plane.

Asia Cup 2023’s remaining Super 4 stage matches, as well as the final, are scheduled in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo.

Pakistan hosted a total of four matches in the ongoing tournament including the ongoing Super 4 fixture between Pakistan and Bangladesh.

The Asia Cup 2023 featured six teams, divided into two groups, with the top two teams from each group qualifying for the Super 4 stage.

Hosts Pakistan and their arch-rivals India qualified from Group A with three points after both teams defeated Nepal and shared a point each due to the match between them being washed out. Meanwhile defending champions and co-hosts Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh qualified from Group B, after Afghanistan missed out on a Super 4 berth by the barest of margins in their final group-stage match against Sri Lanka.

This year’s Asia Cup kicked off with host Pakistan defeating Asia Cup first-timers Nepal in the curtain raiser on August 30 in Multan. Meanwhile, the final of the tournament will be played on September 17 in Colombo

The Asia Cup 2023 is being played in the ODI format and is serving as an opportunity for the Asian teams to bolster their preparations for the upcoming ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023 in India.

READ: Afghanistan squad reaches Lahore for Asia Cup 2023

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