Asia Cup Schedule Announced, India To Play Pakistan In Group A Fixture On August 28

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The schedule for the upcoming 2022 Asian Cup has been announced and India-Pakistan will face each other in a Group A clash in Dubai on August 28. The tournament starts on August 27 and the final will be played on September 11. It was previously confirmed that the Asia Cup will be hosted by Sri Lanka in the UAE. The tournament was moved from Sri Lanka due to the ongoing economic crisis.

The match against Pakistan would be India’s first match in the upcoming Asian Cup, and after this match, the Rohit Sharma-led team will face a qualifier. After the group stage matches, there would be a Super 4 stage and the top two teams would advance to the final.

“The wait is finally over as the battle for Asian supremacy begins on August 27 with the all-important final on September 11. The 15th edition of the Asian Cup will serve as the ideal preparation for the ICC T20 World Cup,” tweeted Jay Shah. , the secretary of BCCI.

Earlier, announcing the relocation of the Asian Cup from Sri Lanka to the UAE, Asian Cricket Council President Jay Shah said: “Given the prevailing situation in Sri Lanka, the ACC has unanimously concluded after extensive deliberation that it is appropriate would be to move the tournament from Sri Lanka to the UAE,” the ACC said in a statement. “Every effort has been made to host the Asian Cup in Sri Lanka and the decision to move the venue to the UAE has been made after much deliberation. The UAE will be the new venue, while Sri Lanka will retain the hosting rights.”

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“We were really looking forward to welcoming our Asian neighbors to Sri Lanka for the highly anticipated Asian Cup. While I fully support the ACC’s decision to move the Asian Cup to the UAE, given the current context and the magnitude of The event, Sri Lanka Cricket will work closely with the ACC and Emirates Cricket Board to ensure we still have an exciting edition of the Asia Cup,” said Sri Lanka Cricket Chief Shammi Silva.

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

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