Asia in action: Top Cricket news this week from Asia

In this article, we have mentioned all the seven important and famous cricket-related news from the Asia of this week in detail. 

This week in Asian cricket, there’s drama as PCB and SLC argue about Asia Cup 2023. Japan and Saudi Arabia have a big game, Bangladesh picks Najmul Hossain Shanto as captain, Australia’s young team beats India, Pathum Nissanka creates history, and David Warner plans to retire after the T20 World Cup 2024. We will see cricket news this week from Asia.

Financial Dispute Arises Between PCB and SLC Regarding Asia Cup 2023

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Asia Cup 2023 was set for Pakistan but due to India-Pakistan issues, some matches were moved to Sri Lanka. This led to money disputes between Pakistan and Sri Lanka cricket boards. India won, with Mohammed Siraj excelling. Both nations co-hosted, but Pakistan was the official host. Expenses rose, prompting Pakistan to seek financial aid from ACC has claimed hosting interference. Sri Lanka refused extra costs, stating they were not original hosts. Pakistan owes Sri Lanka money for venues but paid only a portion, urging ACC to share costs and cover the hosting fee.

Japan Faces Saudi Arabia in Crucial Asia Cup Cricket Semifinal

The Asian Cricket Council Challenger Cup semifinal between Japan and defending champions Saudi Arabia on Feb. 9 in Thailand is crucial, deciding the team advancing to the ACC Premier Cup in April. Japan, back after a 20-year hiatus, sees it as a significant opportunity to compete in a new region. Saudi Arabia, the top-ranked team, presents a tough challenge with a powerful batting lineup. Saudi Arabia, undefeated in the ACC Men’s Challenger Cup, expresses respect for Japan’s team and looks forward to more matches. The match will be live-streamed on the ACC’s YouTube channel at 6:30 a.m. UAE time.

Najmul Hossain Shanto Appointed Captain of Bangladesh Cricket Team in All Formats

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Najmul Hossain Shanto has been named the captain of the Bangladesh cricket team across all three formats for a year, taking over from Shakib Al Hasan, who is dealing with a vision problem in his left eye. The decision was reached after extensive discussions, and BCB president Nazmul Hassan announced the appointment following a board meeting. Shanto’s inaugural stint as full-time captain will begin in March against Sri Lanka, involving two tests, three ODIs, and three T20Is. Shanto previously led the team in Shakib’s absence, achieving notable successes, including Bangladesh’s first ODI and T20 victories against New Zealand in New Zealand. Last year, he scored 1,650 runs with an average of 42.30 across all formats, hitting five centuries, the most by a Bangladeshi batter in a calendar year. This is one of the trending cricket news this week from Asia.

Australia beats India in finals of U 19 cricket team, after ODI World Cup 2023

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Australia’s fantastic U19 cricket team followed the lead of their senior players and won the world championship by beating India. Hugh Weibgen’s talented squad had a big 79-run win over the reigning champions in Benoni, South Africa. They scored a strong 253 runs in 50 overs, thanks to their powerful young fast bowlers and clever spin from Raf MacMillan. They bowled out India, who were unbeaten until then, for 174 runs in 43.5 overs at Willowmoore Park. This is Australia’s fourth U19 World Cup title and the first since 2010. Weibgen, Dixon, and Harjas Singh played well with the bat, and 17-year-old Ollie Peake’s unbeaten innings of 46 off 43 balls secured the victory despite India’s efforts to bowl them out.

Pathum Nissanka created history as he hit a double century in ODIs

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Pathum Nissanka, the Sri Lankan opener, made history by becoming the first Sri Lankan cricketer to score a double century in One Day Internationals (ODIs). His incredible innings of 210, in the series opener against Afghanistan in Pallekele on Friday, propelled the hosts to a formidable total of 381. Nissanka’s unbeaten score surpassed the previous record held by Sanath Jayasuriya, who had scored 189 against India in 2000.

David Warner Affirms International Retirement Following T20 World Cup 2024

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David Warner, the veteran Australian batter, announced on Friday that he will bid farewell to cricket after the 2024 T20 World Cup in June. Warner made this announcement following Australia’s 11-run victory against West Indies in the first T20I match of the series at Bellerive Oval in Hobart. Having already retired from ODI and Test cricket, Warner played a pivotal role in Australia’s win, scoring 70 off 36 balls in his 100th T20I appearance. If Australia secures the T20 World Cup, Warner will retire as a world champion across formats, having previously won the World Test Championship and the 2023 ODI World Cup. Australia’s T20 World Cup campaign starts on June 6 against Oman in Group B.

Conclusion

From fights over tournaments to exciting matches and big announcements, this week’s cricket news in Asia has been full of surprises. With captains changing and teams winning, cricket fans are in for a treat as they follow the action-packed stories on the field. We have seen cricket news this week from Asia.