ACC unveil the dates of Asia Cup 2022
The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) on Saturday announced that the Asia Cup 2022 would be held later this year, from August 27 to September 11 in Sri Lanka.
All five-Test nations – India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh – will feature in the competition. But one more Asian side will be decided after a qualifying tournament which will be held from August 20.
The sixth team to join the tournament will be one of UAE, Kuwait, Singapore and Hong Kong. UAE and Kuwait had made it to the qualifiers after finishing first and second, respectively, in the ACC Western region event in 2020. Similarly, Singapore and Hong Kong did the same from the eastern region.
The tournament will be played in the T20 format. It will only be the second occasion when the multi-team event will be played in the shortest format. Notably, the Asia Cup is held every two years, but the 2020 edition of the competition was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
India is the most successful side since the start of the tournament in 1984, winning seven of the 14 editions in 1984, 1988, 1990/91, 1995, 2010, 2016 and 2018. In the last season, Rohit-Sharma led Team India to defeat Bangladesh in the final in Dubai.
“The Asia Cup 2022 (T20 Format) will be held in Sri Lanka from August 27 – September 11 later this year. The Qualifiers for the same will be played August 20, 2022, onwards,” the ACC said in an official statement.
The Asia Cup 2022 (T20 Format) will be held in Sri Lanka from 27 August – 11 September later this year. The Qualifiers for the same will be played 20 August 2022 onwards.
— AsianCricketCouncil (@ACCMedia1) March 19, 2022
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