The upcoming Asia Cup 2018 tournament is just around the corner. Teams are eager to get their hands on the beautiful trophy!
After the success of Pakistan in Champions Trophy 2017, it is one of the favorites which will play against other teams, including its rival, India!
Asia Cup 2018 Venue
Asia Cup 2018 was to be hosted by India this year, however, due to the political unrest between India and Pakistan, the venue has shifted to the United Arab Emirates. The request was given by Pakistan Cricket Board, which was accepted by the Executive Board of the Asian Cricket Council in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday.
The decision came following protest from Pakistan that if India refuses to send its players to the country for the ACC Emerging Teams’ Asia Cup, it won’t send its players to India for Asia Cup.
The Emerging Teams’ Asia Cup will now be co-hosted by Pakistan and Sri Lanka, with the latter set to host the majority of the matches. The tournament has, however, been shifted from April to December.
“The ACC deliberated on the matter and decided that this was the best way forward,” Sethi was quoted as saying yesterday.
“All decisions were unanimous. All participants agreed to support the return of international cricket to Pakistan subject to certain constraints. That’s why the ACC Annual General Meeting will he held in Lahore and the BCCI has pledged to participate in it like all other ACC members. That’s why a number of matches of the Emerging Asia Cup will be played in Pakistan,” Sethi added.
Asia Cup 2018 Tournament Dates
The cup will kick off in September. It will be played from the 13th-28th, in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
Asia Cup 2018 Teams
The tournament will have 6 teams competing for the beautiful trophy, they include the following;
- Sri Lanka
The 6th team will be added later on, it will be the one which gets shortlisted amongst Afganistan. Hong Kong, Nepal, Oman, and UAE.
Asia Cup 2018 Schedule
|18th September||Pakistan vs. Qualifier Team
Bangladesh vs. Sri Lanka
|19th September||India vs. Qualifier Team|
|20th September||Afghanistan vs. Sri Lanka|
|21st September||Pakistan vs. India
Bangladesh vs. Afghanistan
Super 4 Round
|23rd September||1st Group A vs. 2nd Group B|
|24th September||1st Group B vs. 2nd Group A|
|25th September||2nd Group A vs. 2nd Group B|
|26th September||1st Group A vs. 1st Group B|
|27th September||1st Group A vs. 2nd Group B|
|28th September||1st Group B vs. 2nd Group B|