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The schedule for the upcoming Asia Cup 2022 has come to an end and India-Pakistan will face off in a Group A clash in Dubai on August 28. The tournament will begin on August 27 and the final will be played on September 11. Earlier, it was confirmed that the Asia Cup will be hosted by Sri Lanka in the United Arab Emirates. The tournament was pulled out of Sri Lanka due to the ongoing economic crisis.
The match against Pakistan will be India’s first in the upcoming Asia Cup, and after this match, the Rohit Sharma-led side will face a qualifier. After the group stage fixtures, there will be a Super 4 stage, and the best two teams will advance to the final.
Jay Shah tweeted, “The wait is over as the battle for Asian supremacy begins on 27th August with the crucial final on 11th September. The 15th edition of the Asia Cup will serve as ideal preparation ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup.” , BCCI Secretary.
The wait is finally over as the battle for Asian supremacy begins on August 27 and the all-important final will take place on September 11.
The 15th edition of the Asia Cup will serve as an ideal preparation before the ICC T20 World Cup. pic.twitter.com/QfTskWX6RD
— jay shah (@jayshah) 2 August 2022
Earlier, announcing the move of the Asia Cup from Sri Lanka to the UAE, Asian Cricket Council President Jay Shah said: “Given the current situation in Sri Lanka, the ACC after extensive deliberations has unanimously concluded that It would be appropriate to move 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 move the venue to the UAE was taken after much deliberation. The UAE will be the new venue while Sri Lanka will retain the hosting rights.”
“We were really looking forward to hosting our Asian neighbors in Sri Lanka for the much-awaited Asia Cup. While I fully stand by the ACC’s decision to move the Asia Cup to the UAE, given the current context and the magnitude of the event, I am, 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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