Asia cup Opening Ceremony 2023 live Streaming : The Asia Cup 2023 is all set to commence on August 30, hosting one of the biggest cricket rivalries in cricket. The tournament will be played in a 50-over format. A total of six teams will be participating: India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Nepal and Bangladesh.
Pakistan and Sri Lanka are co-shots and a hybrid model will be played. The first match will be played in Pakistan’s Multan between the home country and Nepal. The opening ceremony is scheduled to take place on Wednesday before the match at the Multan Cricket Stadium.
Recently, BCCI in a tweet shared, “KL Rahul is progressing really well but will not be available for India’s first two matches – against Pakistan and Nepal – of the #AsiaCup2023: Head Coach Rahul Dravid.”
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Asia Cup 2023 group teams
The teams have been divided into 2 groups: Group A and Group B
- GROUP A: India, Pakistan & Nepal
- GROUP B: Sri Lanka, Bangladesh & Afghanistan
Asia cup opening ceremony 2023 Venue
The opening ceremony will be held at the Multan Cricket Stadium in Multan, Pakistan.
Asia Cup 2023 news update
Pakistan’s Multan will host the Asia Cup 2023 opening ceremony at the Multan Cricket Stadium before the Pakistan vs Nepal match. The opening ceremony is scheduled on August 30 and will begin before the first match which will start at 3:00 pm IST. Although the authorities have not yet officially announced the timings of the opening ceremony, we can assume that it might begin at least 90 minutes before the first match. The venue, Multan Cricket Stadium, has a capacity of 35,000.
The much-anticipated Asia Cup 2023 will kick-start from Wednesday with co-hosts Pakistan squaring off against Nepal in Multan. Before the match, an opening ceremony will be held in the Multan to mark the beginning of the continental event. Won by Sri Lanka a year ago over the T20 format, this year the Asia Cup reverts to 50 overs. It is also a final chance for Asia’s cricketing giants to size each other up before October’s World Cup in India. The top two teams from each group advance to the Super Four with the leading two in the standings contesting the final in Colombo on September 17.
Asia Cup 2023 Opening Ceremony Performers
Renowned artists like AR Rahman and Atif Aslam will perform at the opening ceremony. There will also be traditional Asian music and dance performances.
When will the Asia Cup opening ceremony take place? Date and Time
The Asia Cup opening ceremony will take place on August 30. The opening match is scheduled to be held at 3:00 PM IST and the ceremony will begin before the match.
Asia cup 2023 live tv channel in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and UK
Where to watch the Asia Cup 2023 Opening Ceremony live in India? Live Streaming
The broadcasting rights of the cricket tournament in India have been purchased by Star Sports. Fans can watch the cricket tournament live on Hotstar.
The match shall be available on following channels:
Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Hindi HD, Star Sports 1 Tamil SD + HD, Star Sports 1 Telugu SD+HD, Star Sports 1 Kannada
Where to livestream Asia Cup 2023 Opening Ceremony for free in India?
To livestream the match, visit the Disney+Hotstar platform.
Here is the list of live streaming and broadcasting details in other countries:
- Bangladesh: Gazi TV
- Pakistan: PTV Sports and Ten Sports
- United Kingdom: TNT Sports app
- Australia: Fox Sports and FOXTel app\
Asia Cup 2023: Venues
The cricket tournament will be co-hosted by Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The matches will be played across four venues in Multan and Lahore in Pakistan and Kandy and Colombo in Sri Lanka.
Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
The group stage of the tournament will be played from August 30 to September 5. Three of these games will be played in Pakistan and the rest in Sri Lanka.
The Super Four stage will be played from September 6 to September 15, with five matches scheduled to be played in Sri Lanka and one in Pakistan. The final match of Asia Cup 2023 will be held on September 17 at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Asia Cup 2023: Full Squads
Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Riaz Hassan, Rahmat Shah, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Alikhil, Rashid Khan, Gulbadin Naib, Karim Janat, Abdul Rahman, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Suliman Safi, Fazalhaq Farooqi
Shakib Al Hasan (c), Litton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Towhid Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim, Afif Hossain Dhrubo, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Hasan Mahmud, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Nasum Ahmed, Shak Mahedi Hasan, Naim Sheikh, Shamim Hossain, Tanzid Hasan Tamim, Tanzim Hasan Sakib
Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya (vc), Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Sanju Samson (travelling reserve)
Rohit Paudel (c), Kushal Bhurtel, Aasif Sheikh, Bhim Sharki, Kushal Malla, Aarif Sheikh, Dipendra Singh Airee, Gulshan Jha, Sompal Kami, Karan KC, Sandeep Lamichhane, Lalit Rajbanshi, Pratish GC, Mousom Dhakal, Sundeep Jora, Kishore Mahato, Arjun Saud
Babar Azam (c), Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Salman Ali Agha, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Haris, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Faheem Ashraf, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi, Saud Shakeel, Tayyab Tahir (travelling reserve)
Dasun Shanaka (c), Pathum Nissanaka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Janith Perera, Kusal Mendis (vc), Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Maheesh Theekshana, Dunith Wellalage, Matheesha Pathirana, Kasun Rajitha, Dushan Hemantha, Binura Fernando, Pramod Madushan.
Asia cup schedule 2023 (Date and time)
Asia Cup 2023 fixtures
|30-Aug||Pakistan vs Nepal||Multan, PAK|
|31-Aug||Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka||Kandy, SL|
|02-Sep||Pakistan vs India||Kandy, SL|
|03-Sep||Bangladesh vs Afghanistan||Lahore, PAK|
|04-Sep||India vs Nepal||Kandy, SL|
|05-Sep||Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka||Lahore, PAK|
|06-Sep||A1 vs B2||Lahore, PAK|
|09-Sep||B1 vs B2||Colombo, Sl|
|10-Sep||A1 vs A2||Colombo, Sl|
|12-Sep||A2 vs B1||Colombo, Sl|
|14-Sep||A1 vs B1||Colombo, Sl|
|15-Sep||A2 vs B2||Colombo, Sl|