The Asia Cup 2023 tickets for the Pakistan leg of the championship have already been made live by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). However, Asia Cup 2023 tickets aren't yet out for the Sri Lanka half where the large chunk of the matches will be played.
Pakistan are set to host four matches in Multan and Lahore. Pallekele and Colombo will host matches in Sri Lanka, amounting to nine games including the final.
The multi-nation tournament will be played from Wednesday, August 30 to Sunday, September 17. The R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo will host the final.
Earlier, the BCCI clearly stated that India would not be traveling to Pakistan for the Asia Cup. After a lot of deliberations, a hybrid model was introduced where Sri Lanka was named as the co-host along with Pakistan, who will be hosting the Asia Cup for the first time in 15 years.
India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Nepal, and Bangladesh are the six teams that make up the tournament this time around.
The demands for Asia Cup 2023 tickets for the marquee clash between India and Pakistan on September 2 are expected to go over the roof. The two teams are also expected to face each other in the Super 4 and in the final as well.
The Asia Cup 2023 tickets for the other matches are also expected to see a lot of demand. The fans in Pakistan would be excited for the return of the Asia Cup.
Sri Lanka are the current holders of the trophy having beaten Pakistan last year in the final at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. India are statistically the most successful team in the history of the Asia Cup, having won the title seven times in 14 editions. They also finished as the runners-up three times.
Sri Lanka are second in the list, winning the tournament six times while finishing as the runners-up six times. Pakistan won the Asia Cup back in 2000 and 2012.
Where to buy Asia Cup 2023 tickets
The Asia Cup 2023 tickets for the Pakistan leg of the tournament is currently available on the website that Pakistan Cricket recommends.
Procuring tickets for Asia Cup 2023 is conveniently facilitated through the online platform pcb.bookme.pk. The ticket sales will roll out in strategic phases, commencing with VIP and Premium tickets hitting the market on August 12. The exact timeline for ticket availability will be disclosed on PCB's social media channels. General seating options will subsequently open up for purchase on August 14.
To secure tickets for hospitality boxes, a straightforward method involves placing a call to OCB headquarters at 111 22 7777 for your purchase.
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Prices for Asia Cup 2023 tickets
Ticket prices for the Asia Cup 2023 matches in Lahore present a spectrum of options.
For games like Bangladesh vs. Afghanistan and Sri Lanka vs. Afghanistan, categories include Hospitality at 4000 PKR, VIP at 2000 PKR, Premium at 1500 PKR, First Class at 800 PKR, and General at 500 PKR.
The Super 4 match, A1 vs. B2, sees slight increases: Hospitality at 8500 PKR, VIP at 6000 PKR, Premium at 2500 PKR, First Class at 1500 PKR, and General at 750 PKR. The Multan leg's Pakistan vs. Nepal game features VIP at 5000 PKR, Premium at 2500 PKR, First Class at 1000 PKR, and General at 700 PKR.
Asia Cup 2023 Groups and format
- Group A: Pakistan, India, Nepal
- Group B: Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan
In Group A of the tournament, Pakistan, India, and Nepal will compete, while Group B comprises Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Sri Lanka. The competition will notably follow a hybrid model that PCB put in place, with Pakistan hosting four matches at two venues, and Sri Lanka overseeing the rest. This is also because India refused to tour Pakistan for the tournament.
Following the initial six group-stage matches, the Super 4s stage will commence from September 6. The big final is scheduled for September 17 in Colombo, where the top two Super 4s teams will vie for the championship title in a pretty familiar format. The tournament's inauguration in Multan will witness Pakistan facing Nepal in the fifty-overs format.