BCCI has made a big announcement regarding the Asian Games, the Indian cricket board has said that the Indian women’s and men’s teams will play in these games to be held in Hangzhou, China. The Indian cricket team is participating in the Asian Games for the first time. BCCI confirmed this by tweeting.
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At the same time, the schedule of the Asian Games is clashing with the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. BCCI will select another team to play in the Asian Games with the players not participating in the World Cup. The Asian Games are scheduled from 23 September to 8 October this year. India will send teams for the cricket event in the Asian Games for the first time. At the same time, the ODI World Cup is also starting in India on October 5, 2023.
Cricket has been included twice in the Asian Games. But it was not included the last time it was held in Jakarta in 2018. Cricket will be played this time in Hangzhou in a T20 format. According to media reports, Shikhar Dhawan can captain the Indian men’s cricket team in the Asian Games 2022. At the same time, NCA Chief VVS Laxman can get the responsibility of coaching.
A full-strength team will be sent to the women’s section. If players like Rituraj Gaikwad and Yashasvi Jaiswal are not selected for the World Cup team, then they can get a chance for Asian Games. The Asian Games were postponed due to Corona. The 19th Asian Games were to be held from September 10 to 25 last year but were cancelled after the rise of corona in China.