Updated: October 3

The Asian Games 2023 will run from September 23 until October 8. Thousands of the best sporting athletes from various countries in Asia will gather in Hangzhou, People's Republic of China, to compete in 481 events at the 19th Asian Games.

The Asian Games Federation typically runs its sporting events every four years, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hangzhou Asian Games 2022 were postponed by a year to 2023.

The Opening Ceremony for the Asian Games 2023 will begin on September 23, although competitions in eight sports will start prior. Competitions in Archery, Artistic Swimming, Boxing, Breaking, Hockey, Sailing, Tennis, and Water Polo will also serve as Olympic Qualifiers for Paris 2024.

Here's what to expect at the Asian Games 2023.

Asian Games 2023: Schedule

Here is the complete schedule for all the games and events in the Asian Games 2023. The Opening Ceremony will commence on September 23, and the Closing Ceremony will be on October 8.

Asian Games 2023: September Sports

  • Cricket: September 19 - 25 (women's)
  • Volleyball: September 19 - 26 (men's)
  • Beach Volleyball: September 19 - 28
  • Football: September 19 - 28
  • Rowing: September 20 - 25
  • Sailing: September 21 - 27
  • Table Tennis: September 22 - October 2
  • Rugby Sevens: September 24 - 26
  • Judo: September 24 - 27
  • Skateboarding: September 24 - 27
  • Taekwondo: September 24 - 28
  • Fencing: September 24 - 29
  • Swimming: September 24 - 29
  • Artistic Gymnastics: September 24 - 29
  • Tennis: September 24 - 30
  • Shooting: September 24 - October 1
  • Boxing: September 24 - October 5
  • Handball: September 24 - October 5
  • Hockey: September 25 - October 7
  • Chess: September 24 - October 7
  • Mountain Bike: September 25
  • Basketball 3x3: September 25 - October 1
  • Water Polo: September 25 - October 7
  • Track: September 26 - 29
  • Softball: September 26 - October 2
  • Squash: September 26 - October 5
  • Equestrian: September 26 - October 6
  • Basketball: September 26 - October 6
  • Baseball: September 26 - October 7
  • Bridge: September 27 - October 6
  • Cricket: September 27 - October 7 (men's)
  • Golf: September 28 - October 1
  • Triathlon: September 28 - October 2
  • Badminton: September 28 - October 7
  • Athletics: September 29 - October 7
  • Sprint: September 30 - October 3
  • Diving: September 30 - October 4
  • Roller Skating: September 30 - October 7
  • Volleyball: September 30 - October 7
  • Weightlifting: September 30 - October 7

Asian Games 2023: October Sports

  • BMX Racing: October 1
  • Archery: October 1 - 7
  • Trampoline Gymnastics: October 2 - 3
  • Kabaddi: October 2- 7
  • Road: October 3 - 7
  • Soft Tennis: October 3 - 5
  • Sport Climbing: October 3 - 7
  • Dragon Boat: October 4 - 6
  • Wrestling: October 4 - 7
  • Slalom: October 5 - 7
  • Ju-jitsu: October 5 - 7
  • Karate: October 5 - 8
  • Rhythmic Gymnastics: October 6 - 7
  • Breaking: October 6 - 7
  • Marathon Swimming: October 6 - 7
  • Artistic Swimming: October 6 - 8

Asian Games 2023: How to Watch

The Asian Games 2023 will be live-streamed in India on the Sony LIV streaming app, available online. Live coverage will also be available on Sony Sports 2, 3, 4, and 5 TV channels, so you don't have to miss a second of the action!

Asian Games 2023: Competing Countries

Over 45 countries are participating in the Asian Games 2023, with a record number of 634 sportspersons registered to compete in the event.

Here are all 45 countries participating in this year's Asian Games, listed below.

Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, East Timor, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen.

Asian powerhouse regions China, Japan, and South Korea are all expected to finish in the top three, with the Asian Games Closing Ceremony on October 8.

Asian Games 2023: Cricket Schedule

The Asian Games 2023 cricket matches will occur at the Zhejiang University of Technology cricket field, with the women's teams and men's teams competing on different days.

All competing teams are seeded based on the ICCT20i ranking from June 1, 2023. Due to these rankings, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh have already qualified for the quarterfinals, with India's first match on September 21.

The timings in this schedule are in India Standard Time (IST), and match winners will be in bold. This will be updated with the semi-final and medal match schedules as soon as the competing countries are decided.

Both matches on September 21 were abandoned due to rain, so Pakistan and India both advanced due to higher seeding. The 2:30 PM match on September 22 was abandoned so Bangladesh advanced due to a higher seeding.

Women's Cricket Schedule

  • September 19 (9:30 AM) - Indonesia v Mongolia
  • September 19 (2:30 PM) - Hong Kong v Malaysia
  • September 20 (9:30 AM) - Hong Kong v Mongolia
  • September 21 (9:30 AM) - India v Malaysia
  • September 21 (2:30 PM) - Pakistan v Indonesia
  • September 22 (9:30 AM) - Sri Lanka v Thailand
  • September 22 (2:30 PM) - Bangladesh v Hong Kong China
  • September 24 (9:30 AM) - India v Bangladesh
  • September 24 (2:30 PM) - Pakistan v Sri Lanka
  • September 25 (9:30 AM) - Bangladesh v Pakistan (Bronze medal match)
  • September 25 (2:30 PM) - India v Sri Lanka

Men's Cricket Schedule

  • September 27 (9:30 AM) - Nepal v Mongolia
  • September 27 (2:30 PM) - Cambodia v Japan
  • September 28 (9:30 AM) - Malaysia v Singapore
  • September 28 (2:30 PM) - Mongolia v Maldives
  • September 29 (9:30 AM) - Cambodia v Hong Kong China
  • September 29 (2:30 PM) - Thailand v Singapore
  • October 1 (9:30 AM) - Maldives v Nepal
  • October 1 (2:30 PM) - Hong Kong China v Japan
  • October 2 (9:30 AM) - Thailand v Malaysia
  • October 3 (9:30 AM) - India v Nepal
  • October 3 (2:30 PM) - Pakistan v Hong Kong China
  • October 4 (9:30 AM) - Sri Lanka v Afganistan
  • October 4 (2:30 PM) - Bangladesh v Malaysia
  • October 6 (9:30 AM) - India v TBD
  • October 6 (2:30 PM) - Pakistan v TBD
  • October 7 (9:30 AM) - TBD v TBD (Bronze medal match)
  • October 7 (2:30 PM) - TBD v TBD (Gold medal match)

Asian Games 2023: Team India Players

Team India: Senior Women Players

  • Harmanpreet Kaur (captain)
  • Smriti Mandhana (vice-captain)
  • Shafali Verma
  • Jemimah Rodrigues
  • Deepti Sharma
  • Richa Ghosh
  • Amanjot Kaur
  • Devika Vaidya
  • Anjali Sarvani
  • Titas Sadhu
  • Rajeshwari Gayakwad
  • Minnu Mani
  • Kanika Ahuja
  • Uma Chetry
  • Anusha Bareddy

Team India: Senior Men Players

  • Ruturaj Gaikwad (captain)
  • Yashasvi Jaiswal (vice-captain)
  • Rahul Tripathi
  • Tilak Varma
  • Rinku Singh
  • Jitesh Sharma (wk)
  • Washington Sundar
  • Shahbaz Ahmed
  • Ravi Bishnoi
  • Avesh Khan
  • Arshdeep Singh
  • Mukesh Kumar
  • Shivam Mavi
  • Shivam Dube
  • Prabhsimran Singh (wicket-keeper)

Final Thoughts

That's all the information we currently have on the Asian Games 2023! Which countries will emerge victorious? Only time will tell. Keep an eye on our sports page for potential betting opportunities at the 2023 Asian Games, and bag some real cash!