Asian Games 2023 Schedule: The Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games scheduled to take place from September 23rd to October 8th, are being hosted by China this year. In this post, readers can access detailed information about the Asian Games 2023 India Squad and other information about the games, schedules, and related details.
Asian Games 2023 Schedule
The 19th Asian Games schedule from 23 September to 8 October 2023 will be held in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China. Athletes from a wide range of disciplines, including Cricket, Football, Hockey, Archery, and more, will be participating.
The 2022 Asian Games featured a wide-ranging sporting program with 40 different sports and an impressive 61 disciplines.
Why were the 2022 Asian Games postponed to 2023?
The reason it’s 2023 and not 2022 for the Games is because they were supposed to happen from September 10 to 25, 2022. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they got postponed to 2023. This decision was made on May 6, 2022.
What is Asian Games?
The Asian Games occur every four years and involve athletes from across Asia. They were initially run by the Asian Games Federation (AGF) but have been organized by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) since 1982. These Games are recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and are considered the second-largest multi-sport event after the Olympics.
Asian Games 2023 Overview
|Dates||23 Sep-08 Oct 2023|
|Venue||Hangzhou Olympic Sports Expo Center|
|Slogan||“Heart to Heart, @Future.”|
|No. of Sports||40|
|No. of Disciplines||61|
Asian Games 2023 Venues
For the 19th Asian Games Hangzhou, a total of 44 venues will be used. Among them, 30 are existing facilities, and 14 are newly constructed ones. Most of these venues are located in Hangzhou and its surrounding areas, with some events hosted in Deqing, Jinhua, Ningbo, Shaoxing, and Wenzhou.
2023 Asian Games Opening Ceremony: The 2022 Asian Games opening ceremony is scheduled for September 23, 2023, at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center Stadium in Hangzhou, China.
2023 Asian Games Closing Ceremony: The 2022 Asian Games closing ceremony will take place at the same venue (Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center Stadium in Hangzhou, China) on October 8, 2023.
Hangzhou Asian Games 2023 Cricket Schedule
The Hangzhou 2023 Asian Games Cricket Tournament is set to begin from September 19 to October 8, 2023. This event is set to take place at the Zhejiang University of Technology in Hangzhou.
India Cricket Team Men’s Squad: Ruturaj Gaikwad (Captain), Mukesh Kumar, Shivam Mavi, Shivam Dube, Prabhsimran Singh (wk), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Rahul Tripathi, Tilak Varma, Rinku Singh, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh.
India Cricket Team Women’s Squad: Harmanpreet Kaur (C), Smriti Mandhana (VC), Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Minnu Mani, Kanika Ahuja, Uma Chetry (wk), Anusha Bareddy, Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Richa Ghosh (wk), Amanjot Kaur, Devika Vaidya, Anjali Sarvani, Titas Sadhu.
Subs: Yash Thakur, Sai Kishore, Venkatesh Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Sai Sudarsan.
Asian Games 2023 Football Schedule
Asian Games 2023 Men’s Football kicks off on September 19, in Hangzhou, China, and will conclude on October 7. The event showcases 32 teams competing in men’s football and 16 nations vying for the medals in women’s football. Men in blue starts its campaign against China.
Indian Men’s Football Team
The Men’s Team India has been drawn in Group A along with the hosts China, Bangladesh & Myanmar.
Goalkeepers: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Gurmeet Singh, Dheeraj Singh Moirangthem
Midfielders: Jeakson Singh Thounaojem, Suresh Singh Wangjam, Lalengmawia Ralte, Amarjit Singh Kiyam, Rahul Kannoly Praveen, Mahesh Singh Naorem
Defenders: Sandesh Jhingan, Anwar Ali, Narender Gahlot, Lalchungnunga, Akash Mishra, Roshan Singh, Ashish Rai
Forwards: Aniket Anil Jadhav, Vikram Partap Singh, Rohit Danu, Siva Sakthi Narayanan, Rahim Ali, Sunil Chhetri
Head Coach: Igor Stimac.
Indian Men’s Football Schedule 2023 Asian Games
- 19-Sep-23: India vs China, at 5pm (IST) (Hangzhou).
- India was defeated by China with 1-5 score.
- 21-Sep-23: India vs Bangladesh, at 1:30pm (IST) (Xiaoshan).
- India won against Bangladesh with 1-0 score.
- 24-Sep-23: India vs Myanmar, at 5pm (IST) (Xiashan).
- 27-Sep-23: Round of 16
- 01-Oct-23: Quarter-Final
- 04-Oct-23: Semi-Final
- 07-Oct-23: Final
Indian Women’s Football Squad
The Indian Women’s team is drawn in Group B along side Thailand & Taiwan (Chinese Taipei).
Goalkeepers: Panthoi Chanu, Sowmiya Narayanswamy and Shreya Hooda
Forwards: Sandhiya Ranganathan, Manisha, Bala Devi, Jyoti Renu, and Pyari Xaxa
Defenders: Ranjana Chanu, Sanju, Astam Oraon, Dalima Chhibber, Ritu Rani, Sweety Devi, Ashalata Devi
Midfielders: Dangmei Grace, Soumya Guguloth, Anju Tamang, Indumathi Kathiresan, Priyanka Devi, Sangita Basfore
Manager: Thomas Dennerby
Indian Women’s Football Schedule 2023 Asian Games
- 21-Sep-23: India vs Chinese Taipei at 5pm (IST) (Wenzhou)
- 24-Sep-23: India vs Thailand at 5pm (IST) (Wenzhou)
- 30-Sep-23: Quarter Final
- 03-Oct-23: Semi-Final
- 06-Oct-23: Third Place Match
Indians Athletes At 2023 Asian Games
A grand total of 634 Indian athletes will be competing in the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games, spanning across an impressive array of 38 distinct sporting disciplines.
Where To Watch Asian Games 2023?
In India, you can watch the 2023 Asian Games online streaming on the Sony LIV app and on television through the Sony Sports channels.
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1. When are the Asian Games scheduled to take place in Hangzhou, China, in 2023?
The Asian Games, originally planned for 2022, have been postponed to 2023 and will take place in Hangzhou, China, from September 23 to October 8 2023. Some events will kick off as early as September 19 before the opening ceremony.