ICC has confirmed that 2018 ASIA Cup will take place in September 2018 however it has been moved from India to United Arab Emirates. The decision comes after the tension between India/Pakistan relations and ICC asked BCCI to move to the tournament to UAE. However, BCCI still have control over hosting the event and it will be traditional 50 over tournament unlike the 2016 event which was T20 format. We take a look at schedule and qualified teams for 2018 ASIA Cup.
ASIA Cup 2018 Qualified Teams: There will be six teams in the tournament with Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan already confirmed while one more team will join these 5 teams via qualifiers which will be played between UAE, Hong Kong, Nepal, Singapore, Malaysia and Oman.
For the Asia Cup proper 6 teams will be divided into two groups of 3 teams each and every team play two group games and group winners qualify for the finals.
- Qualifier 1
- Sri Lanka
Top two teams from both groups will qualify for the Super-Four round where teams play 1 game against each of the other three teams and at the end of the Super-Four round top two teams qualifying for the final.
|1||Pakistan vs Qualifier||18 September||TBA|
|2||Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka||18 September||TBA|
|3||India vs Qualifier||19 September||TBA|
|4||Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka||20 September||TBA|
|5||India vs Pakistan||21 September||TBA|
|6||Bangladesh vs Afghanistan||21 September||TBA|
|SUPER FOUR ROUND BEGINS|
|7||Group A Winners vs Group B Runners-up||23 September||TBA|
|8||Group B Winners vs Group A Runners-up||24 September||TBA|
|9||Group B Runners-up vs Group A Runners-up||25 September||TBA|
|10||Group A Winners vs Group B Winners||26 September||TBA|
|11||Group A Winners vs Group A Runners-up||27 September||TBA|
|12||Group B Winners vs Group B Runners-ip||28 September||TBA|
|13||ASIA Cup 2018 FINAL MATCH||30 September||TBA|