The Bangladesh Cricket Board acknowledged on Thursday that too much travel will affect their 2023 Asia Cup campaign. Due to the continuing dispute between the cricketing governing bodies of India and Pakistan (BCCI vs. PCB), BCB and other Asian countries have found themselves in this situation.
The hybrid format for the 2023 Asia Cup dictates that Bangladesh, who is in Group B, would play its group stage matches in Sri Lanka and Pakistan, respectively.
After taking on Sri Lanka in their opening group B encounter on August 31, they will head to Pakistan to take on Afghanistan on September 3. If they win, they will travel back to Sri Lanka to compete in the next two Super Four games after playing their first Super Four game. They will play in Sri Lanka if they advance to the Asia Cup final in 2023.
Yes, we must go to Lahore for the opening game. Two games are scheduled for the first round, one each in Pakistan and Sri Lanka. We have to go because there is nothing else we can do. After August 31st, the next game is on September 3rd. To make the trip more comfortable, the Asia Cup organizers [ACC] decided to fly the teams on chartered flights. We will fly on rented aircraft. This is under the control of the Asian Cricket Council. Without a doubt, we would prefer to travel on a top-notch airline, whether it be a commercial airline or a chartered aircraft; in either case, everyone would benefit. At the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Jalal Yunus, the BCB cricket operation’s chairman, spoke to the media.