Credit: Twitter

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The 16th edition of the Asia Cup 2023 is underway across various venues in Pakistan and Sri Lanka. However, with this being the monsoon season, the organisers are reportedly considering shifting bases for the Super 4 stage, which is set to begin next week. The reports suggest that Dambulla and Pallekele have come up as suitable alternatives to conduct the next stage games of the ongoing tournament. 

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The ACC event is being played in a hybrid model as India refused to travel to Pakistan citing security issues. When the continental governing body finalised Sri Lanka to be the other venue, the SLC suggested picking Dambulla. However, the Sri Lankan capital was later finalised after broadcasters refused to travel to Dambulla.

Now that Colombo has been facing rain for the past five days, the report by The Indian Express suggests that action for the next stage of the continental event will be shifted to either Dambulla or Pallekele. The reports further suggest that the committee will take the final call in the next 24-48 hours. 

Though the first match in Colombo is slated for September 9, the ACC, taking the note of weather forecast, doesn't want to risk the upcoming games. Notably, rain played spoilsport in the India-Pakistan clash and the game got called off without a single ball being bowled in the second innings on September 2, Saturday.