The much-awaited event is set to commence on August 30 with a game between designated hosts Pakistan and newcomers Nepal in Multan, and here's where you can watch the Asia Cup live telecast in India.
This time around, the tournament will be played in a hybrid model with four matches in Pakistan and nine in Sri Lanka with India playing all their matches in the island nation.
The tournament will also see the arch-rivals India and Pakistan lock horns more than once. The two teams are set to clash in the group stage encounter on September 2 in Pallekele. Nepal is the other team in their group, which means both sides are most likely to make it to the Super Fours stage.
This ensures they come face to face against each other yet again in the Super Fours round on September 10 at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.
In case, India and Pakistan make it to the final of the Asia Cup 2023, which will also be the first time the two teams play each other in the final of the tournament, they will lock horns again on September 17.
What is the Asia Cup format?
It is clear that the format of the Asia Cup is designed such that India and Pakistan face each other at least two if not thrice over the course of the next two weeks.
For the unversed, six participating teams – India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan – have been divided into two groups of three each. India, Pakistan and Nepal form Group A while Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka are part of Group B. The top two teams from both groups will make it to the Super Fours round.
In this round, all the teams will lock horns against each other once, which means every side will play three more matches. The top two sides will make it to the final, scheduled on September 17.
Asia Cup live telecast details
What the Asia Cup live telecast options is one of the most frequently asked questions among the fans.
The Asia Cup live telecast in India will be on Star Sports Network in India, with Star Sports 1 HD and SD broadcasting the games in English. The matches will also be live on all the regional channels of the network in different languages, in HD and SD channels.
This move from the Star network is set to take the Asia Cup live telecast to every nook and corner of the country. Also, the commentary of matches in regional languages connects with the fans and helps in the popularity of the competition.
Besides live TV broadcasts, streaming will also be available on phones and laptops on the Disney+ Hotstar app and website for free.