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    Asia Cup 2022 to be held in UAE (27 August - 11 September)

    Pakistan will lock horns against India on August 28 in Asia Cup 2022, as per reports.

    According to details, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) will host the tournament next month. India, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh have already sealed their spots for the tournament, while the likes of UAE, Nepal, Oman, Hong Kong and others will play qualifiers, which are set to begin from August 21 as per reports.

    The main round of the competition will start from August 27.

    India will likely clash with Pakistan on August 28 and it will be the first time the two opponents square off on international stage since the 2021 T20 World Cup in UAE, where they met during the group stage.

    Pakistan had beaten India by ten wickets then - their first ever victory against them in a world cup match. The Babar Azam-led team finished as the semi-finalist while India exited in the group stage.

    The latest edition of Asia Cup will be played in T20 format. It was originally scheduled to be held in 2020 but was postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic. India are the defending champions, having beaten Bangladesh in the final in 2018 to win a record sixth title.

    It must be noted India will enter the tournament as defending champions as they defeated Bangladesh in the final of the last edition of the Asia Cup.

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    Last edited by James; 28th July 2022 at 01:13.

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    Blockbuster in Asian conditions....

    Who has the upper hand?


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    Considering the AC will be in T20 format, Pakistan have the upper hand.

    Though given SL's economic challenges, will SL be ready to host?

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    Titans?
    Both teams are mediocre.

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    Should be easy for India.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bhaag Viru Bhaag View Post
    Should be easy for India.
    Based on? Didn't they wallop us by 10 wickets last time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeeteshssaxena View Post
    Titans?
    Both teams are mediocre.
    Oh come on!

    Thora drama please.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rajdeep View Post
    Based on? Didn't they wallop us by 10 wickets last time?
    Our players play in IPL, they don't.

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    Not long to go. Asia cup tournament will be exciting for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bhaag Viru Bhaag View Post
    Our players play in IPL, they don't.
    Got it...yes you have a valid point then.


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    I have a funny feeling this might be a close game regardless looking forward to it

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    Is this T20? Pakistan is going to smoke us.

    ODI we might have a small chance.


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    India to win easily...

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    Asia cup: Pak vs AFG in final
    Last edited by MenInG; 7th July 2022 at 21:50.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeeteshssaxena View Post
    Titans?
    Both teams are mediocre.
    Pak somehow does well in T20 and in Asian conditions I would give them upperhand , settled team two top batsmen, unpredictable middleorder.

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    Would prefer if it was held in BD.. Lanka doesn’t seem right to host such a big tournament, they have no fuel erc..

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaDed View Post
    Would prefer if it was held in BD.. Lanka doesn’t seem right to host such a big tournament, they have no fuel erc..
    Don't they have battery rickshaws or buses?

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    What concerns me as a Pakistani supporter is that Pakistan are favourites and that is very concerning.

    We barely do well when we are expected to do well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gazza619 View Post
    What concerns me as a Pakistani supporter is that Pakistan are favourites and that is very concerning.

    We barely do well when we are expected to do well.
    Pakistan are second favorites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gazza619 View Post
    What concerns me as a Pakistani supporter is that Pakistan are favourites and that is very concerning.

    We barely do well when we are expected to do well.
    That is an honest concern but India don't have players this time. There are news that Kohli will be dropped from T20 squad and Rahul won't be fit until mid September. Pakistan should be able to deal with below players:

    Rohit Sharma (c)
    Ishan Kishan
    Surya Kumar Yadav
    Deepak Hooda
    Rishab Pant
    Hardik Pandya (vc)
    Ravindra Jadeja
    Yuzi Chahal
    Ravi Bishnoi
    Bhuvi Kumar
    Jasprit Bumrah

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    India definitely better team atleast on paper. This chest thumping from most Pakistani posters will end up in a same way as it was in 2018 Asia Cup.

    Where all Pakistani posters declared Pakistan as winners as soon as BCCI left Kohli out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rajdeep View Post
    That is an honest concern but India don't have players this time. There are news that Kohli will be dropped from T20 squad and Rahul won't be fit until mid September. Pakistan should be able to deal with below players:

    Rohit Sharma (c)
    Ishan Kishan
    Surya Kumar Yadav
    Deepak Hooda
    Rishab Pant
    Hardik Pandya (vc)
    Ravindra Jadeja
    Yuzi Chahal
    Ravi Bishnoi
    Bhuvi Kumar
    Jasprit Bumrah
    Don't need Pant in T20s. We are wasting one spot. Karthik should play instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bhaag Viru Bhaag View Post
    Don't they have battery rickshaws or buses?
    Yeah but hotels etc.. let’s see though, maybe the Indian tourism might help(they are banking on reviving that)..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bhaag Viru Bhaag View Post
    Pakistan are second favorites.
    Who are first? No way ICT , we have been ridiculous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bhaag Viru Bhaag View Post
    Don't need Pant in T20s. We are wasting one spot. Karthik should play instead.
    In that team, we should drop Jadeja as Hooda will fill sixth option. Pant is important in middle overs as he is a spin destroyer, a left hander and can play 360 degree cricket which quite a few greats of the game played and in process revolutionized modern day LOI cricket.

    Pant 360 degree
    SKY 360 degree
    Pandya power hitter
    DK 360 degree

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    I think Pakistan will be slight favourites.

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    Clash of Titans? Hahahaha, somebody's having a laugh here. Pakistan are no titans, will be a cakewalk for India.

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    In T20 format, Pakistan are better.

    I think Pakistan may win it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sweep_shot View Post
    In T20 format, Pakistan are better.

    I think Pakistan may win it.
    Pakistan will always be favourites for any tournament. Even street bowlers like Rauf suddenly get it right


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    Why is Asia cup now T20s. Man I miss odis , Icc is just ruining cricket

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    Quote Originally Posted by Varun View Post
    Is this T20? Pakistan is going to smoke us.

    ODI we might have a small chance.
    It's the other way round. Our ODI team is not that good. We are ranked lower than Pakistan and we got smashed 3-0 in SA not too long ago.

    Despite that shocking 10 wicket thrashing, I think we still have a small chance of fluking a win against Pakistan in T20's.


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    India will win the Asia cup game, call it as revenge for WT20. Then following upto lose the match down under later when stakes will be a lot higher

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    2 matches this year! Exciting times ahead

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    I think Shadab will be key player for us in the tournament. If he can deliver with the ball we’ve got a chance

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    LES GOOO! 2 matches against India within 2 months!!!!!!!! LFG!!!

    As for the match it will all be down to getting early wickets again, Shaheen gets the openers out early again and it's wraps!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bhaag Viru Bhaag View Post
    Pakistan are second favorites.
    Out of 4 teams!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeeteshssaxena View Post
    Titans?
    Both teams are mediocre.
    Whether they are or not, it’s India v Pakistan and so the fixture always brings with it a unique atmosphere & feeling.

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    Ah its T20, there is outside chance for Pak. Anything can happen on the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nado_ View Post
    Why is Asia cup now T20s. Man I miss odis , Icc is just ruining cricket
    ICC have nothing do with the Asia cup . It’s the ACC.

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    The way India beat England? They are looking dangerous and these youngsters are playing really well

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    I didn't even know the Asia Cup was on!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Adnan_Ilyas View Post
    The way India beat England? They are looking dangerous and these youngsters are playing really well
    England bowlers for this tour are average.

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    Amid the ongoing crisis in Sri Lanka, the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) will take a decision later this month on whether it is possible to host the Asia Cup in the island nation from August 27. While the Sri Lanka Cricket officials are optimistic, Bangladesh has been floated as a standby.

    “The ACC is monitoring the situation and will make a decision in its meeting later this month, keeping all factors in mind,” a source aware of the development, told Sportstar.

    Earlier, Sri Lanka Cricket had expressed its willingness to host the tournament after successfully conducting the men’s series against Australia and the tour of India’s women’s team.

    But things took a dramatic turn last week as the Presidential Palace was stormed by protesters and the Prime Minister’s residence was set on fire. In the current scenario, the ACC does not want to take any chances, and with not much time left to find an alternative, Bangladesh is being considered as a back-up option.

    India, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh have already sealed their spots, while the likes of UAE, Nepal, Oman, Hong Kong will play qualifiers, to be held from August 21. The Asia Cup was originally scheduled to be held in 2020, but it got postponed due to COVID-19.

    With the T20 World Cup scheduled to be held in Australia in October-November, teams like India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are looking at the Asia Cup as a preparation ground for the ICC event. And, sources have indicated that with the volatile political situation in Sri Lanka, not many cricket Boards are confident of sending their teams, forcing the ACC to look at an alternative.

    Neither the ACC officials nor the Bangladesh Cricket Board were available for a comment at the time of publishing the story.

    The last time the Asia Cup was held in the United Arab Emirates in 2018, India won the title under Rohit Sharma, defeating Bangladesh in the final.

    https://sportstar.thehindu.com/crick...le65629725.ece


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    I could see spin being challenging for our batsmen in these conditions. Hope we finally get some tight Pak-India matches.

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    Ahead of Asia Cup scheduled to be held in August in Sri Lanka, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly on Thursday said that the board will keep monitoring the situation in the island nation amid the ongoing political and economic crisis there. "I cannot comment at the moment (about the possibility of India hosting the event). We will keep monitoring (the situation in Sri Lanka). Australia is playing there. The Sri Lankan team is also doing well. I cannot comment at the moment. Let us wait for a month," the BCCI president told ANI.

    Sri Lanka had recently hosted Australia for a multi-format series. The series was highly competitive and saw good cricket from both sides. Australia won the T20I series 2-1, the ODI series was won by Sri Lanka 3-2, while the Warne-Murli Trophy in Tests was shared after the two-match series ended in a 1-1 draw.

    Ganguly also spoke about the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic during his tenure as BCCI president.

    "But we managed to get cricket going and as you know, broadcast rights have gone exceptionally well. Although I never equate money with the sport, but it is always good to have money because infrastructure is built that way. Indian cricket is in a solid position. As and when we will finish, someone else will come in and take it forward. It is the players and administrators who will take the game forward," said Ganguly.

    The TV and digital rights for the 2023-2027 cycle went to Star India and Viacom18 respectively for a whopping Rs 48,390 crore for 410 matches at e-auctions in June.

    The IPL digital rights went at a higher price than the TV as Viacom18 bought it for Rs 23,758 crore in comparison to Star India who won TV rights for Rs 23,575 crore. Reliance-owned Viacom-18 also won Australia, South Africa and United Kingdom rights. Times have got MENA (Middle East North Africa) and the United States and the Rest of the World Rights.

    Two major ICC events are set to take place in the near future - the T20 World Cup in 2022 and the 50-over World Cup in 2023.

    Speaking about the high expectations from India in these tournaments, the BCCI president said, "You do not win ICC tournaments all the time. They (India) were in the finals of the Champions Trophy in 2017 and they lost in the semis in the 2019 WC. It has not been that they have been absolutely poor in World Cups but as you rightly said whenever India plays the expectations are more of winning. They are a great side they have some fantastic players and hopefully when it comes to Australia this time, they will stand up and deliver."

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    Reports on Wednesday suggested that the Asian Cricket Council has also put Bangladesh on standby as hosts for the Asia Cup, which Sri Lanka was due to hold next month.

    SLC chief executive Ashley de Silva said on Wednesday that not being able to host the Asia Cup would result in a loss of US$5-6 Million in revenue.

    “Big revenues get generated by hosting teams like India and Pakistan,” de Silva was quoted as saying by the InsideSport website. “That’s why we are still trying to persuade the countries to play in Sri Lanka. For us revenues are critical. At this stage even for our country any incoming dollar is critical. We are all geared up to host the Asia Cup and we all are in a positive mood.”

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    Speaking on this matter, Faisal Hasnain said: “Our first preference is to support Sri Lanka and play the Asia Cup there. If this tournament does not take place in Sri Lanka, it will be a huge cricketing and financial loss for them. Australia’s recent tour of Sri Lanka went off without any problems. Similarly, there have been no issues with the ongoing Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka as we are constantly in touch with Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) and our embassy in the country.

    “Our discussions with the ACC representatives have suggested that the tournament is on track at the moment as they are monitoring the situation very carefully and we will support their decision.

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    The Asia Cup is "likely" to be moved out of Sri Lanka in the wake of political unrest in the island nation, SLC secretary Mohan de Silva said on Sunday, adding that the tournament could be played in the UAE. Sri Lanka, which has been battling an economic crisis, has witnessed widespread protests against the government for weeks.

    However, the situation worsened with president Gotabaya Rajapaksa fleeing the country on a military jet.

    "The Asia Cup is very likely that it will be held in the UAE," Sri Lanka Cricket secretary de Silva told PTI when asked about a possible change in the venue of the T20 tournament.

    The dates for the six-team tournament are expected to remain the same as scheduled earlier from August 26 to September 11.

    A qualifier will also take place before the main event with Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuwait and UAE battling out for the one qualification spot.

    Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, India and Bangladesh will be the five full member teams.

    With Australia tour of Sri Lanka going off smoothly and Pakistan currently playing Test cricket in Sri Lanka, there were hopes that the SLC might be able to host the continental event.

    The tournament serves as good preparation for the Asian teams ahead of the T20 World Cup in Australia in October-November.

    An official announcement from the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) on the change in tournament venue is expected soon. The ACC is headed by BCCI secretary Jay Shah.

    Pakistan Cricket Board on Saturday said that it wanted Asia Cup to be played in Sri Lanka.

    "Our first preference is to support Sri Lanka and play the Asia Cup there. If this tournament does not take place in Sri Lanka, it will be a huge cricketing and financial loss for them. Australia's recent tour of Sri Lanka went off without any problems," said PCB chief executive Faisal Hasnain in a statement.

    "Similarly, there have been no issues with the ongoing Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka as we are constantly in touch with Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) and our embassy in the country.

    “Our discussions with the ACC representatives have suggested that the tournament is on track at the moment as they are monitoring the situation very carefully and we will support their decision."

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    If it's Bangladesh I hope pitches are of proper standard, not those low slow crumbly pitches which Bangladesh serve up visitors to rack up easy wins.

    It is in Bangladesh's interest too, to put up good pitches.

    Why isn't UAE being considered?

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    Will be a mouth watering contest with Indians trying hard to prove they are better. After the customary Rohit Sharma LBW or bowled to an indipper from Shaheen in the first over, it should be a good game.

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    Sri Lanka Cricket will remain the official host of the Asia Cup, but the tournament but is set to be played in Dubai and Sharjah between August 27 and September 11

    According to a media outlet.


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    Basically like last Asia cup where BCCI was the host but matches were played in UAE.

    Pros of games in UAE:

    No chance of rain (monsoon season otherwise in subcontinent)

    Fans can travel in large numbers due to ease of accesibility to and from Dubai.


    Cons of games in UAE:

    Very hot at time of the year. In last Asia cup, Pandya broke down in the very 1st game and had to be lifted out.

    Toss is always a massive factor as we have seen in last T20 WC

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    Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Wednesday informed the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) that the board will not be in a position to host the upcoming edition of the Asia Cup T20 because of the economic and political crisis in the country. The development comes after the SLC recently postponed the third edition of the Lanka Premier League (LPL) due to the ongoing crisis.

    "Sri Lankan cricket has conveyed that due to the existing political and economic situation in their country specially where foreign exchange is concerned it is not an ideal situation for them to host such a mega-event of six teams in the island," an ACC source said.

    The official stated that the SLC officials conveyed that they would like to host the country in the UAE or some other country.

    The official also added that the ACC is likely to make an announcement in the next few days, given the Asia Cup is slated to be held in August and September this year before the T20 World Cup in Australia.

    "UAE is not the final replacement venue, it could be some other country, even India as the ACC, Sri Lanka cricket will first have to talk with Emirates Cricket Board officials to get final approval for the event," the official said.

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    Can it be held in England? Plz plz plz, oh plz…

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    The Asia Cup, which was scheduled to be held in Sri Lanka, has been shifted to the UAE, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly said here on Thursday. "Asia Cup will be in UAE, as it is the only place where there won't be rains," Ganguly told reporters after the Board's Apex Council meeting in Mumbai. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Wednesday had informed the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) that the board will not be in a position to host the upcoming edition of the Asia Cup T20 because of the economic and political crisis in the country.

    The development comes after the SLC recently postponed the third edition of the Lanka Premier League (LPL) due to the ongoing crisis.

    Asia Cup is slated to be held from August 27 to September 11 and will be played in the T20 format.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    The Asia Cup, which was scheduled to be held in Sri Lanka, has been shifted to the UAE, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly said here on Thursday. "Asia Cup will be in UAE, as it is the only place where there won't be rains," Ganguly told reporters after the Board's Apex Council meeting in Mumbai. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Wednesday had informed the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) that the board will not be in a position to host the upcoming edition of the Asia Cup T20 because of the economic and political crisis in the country.

    The development comes after the SLC recently postponed the third edition of the Lanka Premier League (LPL) due to the ongoing crisis.

    Asia Cup is slated to be held from August 27 to September 11 and will be played in the T20 format.

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    Good decision.

    Having said that, I have no doubt ACC is the most incompetent sports body.

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    Asia cup in t20 format ludicrous I hope India forfeit it

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    Asia Cup Officially Moved Out Of Sri Lanka To UAE; SL To Retain Hosting Rights

    UAE also hosted the last edition of the Asia Cup in 2018 which was won by India.

    The 2022 edition of the Asia Cup has been officially shifted to UAE due to the political turmoil in Sri Lanka. The country is going through a massive economical and political crisis and hosting a multi-national event was a massive task.

    The Sri Lanka Cricket Board recently expressed its inability to host the marquee event in the country to the Asian Cricket Council post which it became certain that the tournament will be hosted in UAE. Sri Lanka though will retain the hosting rights.

    The tournament will be played from August 27 to September 11.

    “Considering the prevailing situation in Sri Lanka, the ACC after extensive deliberation has unanimously concluded that it would be appropriate to relocate the tournament from Sri Lanka to UAE,” a release from the Asian Cricket Council read.

    Sri Lanka recently hosted Australia for a multi-format series and things were looking promising in terms of hosting the Asia Cup. However, the situation got worse when the president fled the country and new president took over.

    “We were really looking forward to hosting our Asian neighbours in Sri Lanka for the much-anticipated Asia Cup,” SLC President Shammi Silva said.

    “While I fully stand by the ACC’s decision to shift the Asia Cup to UAE considering the current context and magnitude of the event, Sri Lanka cricket will work closely with the ACC and the Emirates Cricket Board to ensure that we still have an exciting edition of the Asia Cup.”

    The six-nation tournament will be played in the T20I format. India are the defending champions, however, the last edition was played in the 50-over format.

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    UAE is a better venue than Sri Lanka. So, I am glad it moved there.


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    The Asian Cricket Council has confirmed that the Asia Cup will be held in the United Arab Emirates with Sri Lanka, the original hosts, retaining hosting rights.

    The economic crisis in Sri Lanka has seen the Asia Cup moved out of the country although Sri Lanka will continue to retain the hosting rights. The tournament will now be held in UAE between August 27 and September 11.

    "Every effort was made to host the Asia Cup in Sri Lanka and the decision to shift the venue to the UAE was taken after much deliberation," Asian Cricket Council (ACC) President Jay Shah said in a press release on Wednesday. "The UAE will be the new venue while Sri Lanka will continue to retain hosting rights."

    "This edition of the Asia Cup is extremely important as it will help Asian nations prepare for the ICC World Cup, and I thank the SLC and the Emirates Cricket Board for their understanding and cooperation."

    The ACC also expressed its solidarity with Sri Lanka Cricket in the release.

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    The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) is eagerly looking forward to conducting its much-awaited Asia Cup
    tournament from August 27th to September 11th , 2022, as scheduled.

    However, considering the prevailing situation in Sri Lanka, the ACC after extensive deliberation has
    unanimously concluded that it would be appropriate to relocate the tournament from Sri Lanka to
    the UAE.

    The ACC is mindful of the passionate Sri Lankan fans, hence the final decision to change the venue
    has been very difficult, but has been one that was deemed necessary. However, the thoughts of all
    ACC members remain in solidarity with the cricket-loving nation of Sri Lanka.

    The ACC remains committed to supporting the sport and all its fans and is deeply thankful for the
    unwavering efforts made by SLC in ensuring the tournament continues as scheduled.

    Mr Jay Shah, President, ACC said: Every effort was made to host the Asia Cup in Sri Lanka and the
    decision to shift the venue to the UAE was taken after much deliberation. The UAE will be the new
    venue while Sri Lanka will continue to retain hosting rights. This edition of the Asia Cup is extremely
    important as it will help Asian nations prepare for the ICC World Cup, and I thank the SLC and the
    Emirates Cricket Board for their understanding and cooperation.

    Mr Shammi Silva, President, SLC said: We were really looking forward to hosting our Asian
    neighbours in Sri Lanka for the much-anticipated Asia Cup. While I fully stand by the ACC’s decision
    to shift the Asia Cup to UAE considering the current context and the magnitude of the event, Sri
    Lanka Cricket will work closely with the ACC and Emirates Cricket Board to ensure that we still have
    an exciting edition of the Asia Cup.

    Mr Khalid Al Zarooni, Vice-Chairman, Emirates Cricket Board: The Emirates Cricket Board takes
    great pride in UAE being named the new venue for the Asia Cup. The ECB is always ready to help
    fellow Member Boards and the ACC and Sri Lanka Cricket have our full support. He further said; we
    have the required infrastructure in place and look forward to welcoming the teams to the UAE.

    Asian Cricket Council
    Dubai, UAE

    ==

    The Asia Cup, which was last played in 2018, will be played in the T20 format, with nine teams participating. UAE, Kuwait, Singapore and Hong Kong will play a qualifying round with the winner joining India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Bangladesh in the main tournament.

    While Sri Lanka are hosting Pakistan currently and also successfully completed a series at home against Australia recently, the nine-team tournament poses a huge challenge in the current scenario. UAE has been a favoured backup country for hosting major tournaments, with India hosting the 2021 T20 World Cup in the country.


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    Why not release the schedule? August is around the corner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iRfaN_LA View Post
    Why not release the schedule? August is around the corner.
    Think logistics need to be checked carefully.


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    The Asia Cup 2022 will commence on 27 August in UAE with the final set to be played on September 11.

    The schedule for the 15th edition of the Asia Cup has been announced with the tournament set to begin on August 27, with the hosts Sri Lanka taking on Afghanistan in the tournament opener.

    India and Pakistan will renew their rivalry a day later in Dubai.

    The final is set to be played on September 11. The Asia Cup, which was last played in 2018, will be played in the T20 format, with nine teams participating.

    UAE, Kuwait, Singapore and Hong Kong will play a qualifying round with the winner joining India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Bangladesh in the main tournament.

    The main tournament will feature six teams divided into two groups. India, Pakistan and the qualifier are in Group A while Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan form Group B. Each team plays within the group once.

    The top two teams qualify for the Super 4 round where the teams play against each other in league format again before the final where the top two would feature.

    The tournament was moved out of Sri Lanka to UAE as confirmed last week.

    Schedule:

    All matches will start at 6 PM Gulf Standard Time

    Group A:

    India v Pakistan: 28 August, Dubai
    India v Qualifier: 31 August, Duabi
    Pakistan v Qulaifier: 2 September, Sharjah

    Group B:

    Sri Lanka v Afghanistan: 27 August, Dubai
    Bangladesh v Afghanistan, 30 August, Sharjah
    Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 1 September, Dubai

    Super 4:

    B1 v B2: 3 September, Sharjah
    A1 v A2: 4 September, Dubai
    A1 v B1: 6 September, Dubai
    A2 v B2: 7 September, Dubai
    A1 v B2: 8 September, Dubai
    B1 v A2: 9 September, Dubai

    Final: 11 September, Dubai

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    Will be interesting to see who Pakistan selects for this tournament.

    On one hand you can use it to prepare for T20 world cup, but the conditons are very different from Australia. So they might tweak the squad a bit and select a team that can do well in UAE conditions.

    My only concern is if Pakistan were to win the Asia Cup, they might just select the exact same squad for the t20 world cup, and that will not be good since we need a team that will be fit for Australian conditons

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    Quote Originally Posted by nextover666666 View Post
    Will be interesting to see who Pakistan selects for this tournament.

    On one hand you can use it to prepare for T20 world cup, but the conditons are very different from Australia. So they might tweak the squad a bit and select a team that can do well in UAE conditions.

    My only concern is if Pakistan were to win the Asia Cup, they might just select the exact same squad for the t20 world cup, and that will not be good since we need a team that will be fit for Australian conditons
    Will be silly to select anything other than the World Cup squad or anything close to it and give the few fringe players opportunities.

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    Read somewhere that Asia Cup has not been picked up by a y television broadcaster in US and UK. But will be streaming on HotStar. Anyone cna confirm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenKhan View Post
    Will be silly to select anything other than the World Cup squad or anything close to it and give the few fringe players opportunities.
    Ideally they should select the world cup squad, but i have a funny feeling PCB will select 2 or 3 players are specifically good for UAE conditions

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    Quote Originally Posted by nextover666666 View Post
    Will be interesting to see who Pakistan selects for this tournament.

    On one hand you can use it to prepare for T20 world cup, but the conditons are very different from Australia. So they might tweak the squad a bit and select a team that can do well in UAE conditions.

    My only concern is if Pakistan were to win the Asia Cup, they might just select the exact same squad for the t20 world cup, and that will not be good since we need a team that will be fit for Australian conditons
    I would like to see Haider Ali comeback and be given a shot. Iftikhar too and its worth keeping in mind he performed quite well last time Pakistan played in Australia.

    Rizwan/Babar/Fakhar/Iftikhar/Haider/Khushdil is an interesting batting lineup to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nasty Naz View Post
    I would like to see Haider Ali comeback and be given a shot. Iftikhar too and its worth keeping in mind he performed quite well last time Pakistan played in Australia.

    Rizwan/Babar/Fakhar/Iftikhar/Haider/Khushdil is an interesting batting lineup to me.
    I would personally take Haider over Iftikhar personally, but both should get a fair shot, before the world cup starts.


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    Asia Cup 2022 will be played in the UAE after the tournament was moved out of Sri Lanka due to ongoing economic crisis in the country. Sri Lanka will be the hosts of the competition this year, but the tournament will go ahead in the UAE. The schedule has been announced for the tournament, and in the opener, Sri Lanka will square off against Afghanistan while India while take on Pakistan on August 28.

    "They felt that the situation in Sri Lanka was not conducive to garner the confidence of the stakeholders. Not only the member countries, but a tournament of this magnitude requires other stakeholders, like the broadcasters, sponsors, etc," SLC secretary Mohan de Silva said during a media briefing.

    "What they felt was that the negative publicity shown all over the world, with the petrol queues and all that, didn't help our cause," he added.

    Further talking about the Asia Cup, SEL CEO Ashley de Silva said: "Sponsors were finding it difficult to get insured, and the security clearance for broadcast crews to enter Sri Lanka was also an issue. The delegates who wanted to come from the other countries also weren't prepared to come."

    Earlier, while announcing the move of shifting the Asia Cup from Sri Lanka to UAE, the Asian Cricket Council President Jay Shah said:

    "Considering the prevailing situation in Sri Lanka, the ACC after extensive deliberation has unanimously concluded that it would be appropriate to relocate the tournament from Sri Lanka to the UAE," the ACC said in a statement. "Every effort was made to host the Asia Cup in Sri Lanka and the decision to shift the venue to the UAE was taken after much deliberation. The UAE will be the new venue while Sri Lanka will continue to retain hosting rights."

    "We were really looking forward to hosting our Asian neighbours in Sri Lanka for the much-anticipated Asia Cup. While I fully stand by the ACC's decision to shift the Asia Cup to UAE considering the current context and the magnitude of the event, Sri Lanka Cricket will work closely with the ACC and Emirates Cricket Board to ensure that we still have an exciting edition of the Asia Cup," Sri Lanka Cricket chief Shammi Silva said.

    The T20 tournament will be played from August 27 to September 11.


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