According to the Pakistan Cricket Board, the Asia Cup has been postponed until 2022, which announced on Sunday (April 11). The tournament's 15th edition was initially scheduled to take place in Pakistan last year. The location was later shifted from Pakistan to Sri Lanka. The game was expected to take place in the second half of the year as a warm-up for the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia.
However, due to COVID-19, the tournament had to be postponed. The T20 World Cup, which followed, had a similar fate. The T20 World Cup was later awarded to India, and the Asia Cup was scheduled to take place in June. However, the PCB has now announced that the tournament has been rescheduled. The game has been rescheduled for 2022.
The tournament's most recent edition took place in 2018. The game was initially expected to occur in India, but the Asian Cricket Council later changed the location to the United Arab Emirates. After Pakistan expressed dissatisfaction with visas' non-issuance to athletes from other sports, the ACC was forced to change the venue.
The previous edition of the competition was won by India, who defeated Bangladesh in the final. Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Hong Kong, and Afghanistan were the other teams that competed in the competition. India's dominance in the continental championship was extended with this victory. India has won the tournament more times than any other nation (7).
The Asia Cup was first held in 1984, and India was once again victorious. With five titles, Sri Lanka is the competition's second most prolific team, while Pakistan has won the title twice. The Asian teams would miss out on proper preparation for the T20 World Cup if the tournament is postponed this year.