The Asian Games 2023 will take place in Hangzhou, Chinna in September-October. BCCI on Saturday, confirmed that no World Cup-bound cricketers will be in the squad for the men's cricket team for the competition. This simply means that the squad will be without regular captain Rohit Sharma, vice-captain Hardik Pandya, Virat Kohli, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, KL Rahul, and the other regulars.
The Asian Games will begin on September 23 and will go on till October 8. This makes it impossible for India's regular cricketers, who will be busy with ICC World Cup 2023 preparations. The 50-over tournament will take place in India from October 5. India will begin their World Cup 2023 campaign with their first match against Australia on October 8.
"BCCI will send both men's and women's teams to the Asian Games scheduled to be held in September 2023 at Hangzhou, China. However, considering the overlap of schedule of the Asian Games with ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023, BCCI will select from the players not participating in the World Cup to play in the Asian Games," BCCI secretary Jay Shah said after the 19th Apex Council meeting that took place in Mumbai on Friday.