Details of Asia Cup 2022 Revealed

  • The Asia Cup 2022 will be played from 27th August
  • Six teams will participate in this version
  • Sri Lanka will host the 2022 edition while Pakistan will be hosting the 2023 tournament

The Asia Cricket Council (ACC) has announced all the dates and details of the Asia Cup 2022. According to the Council, the event will be organized and staged in Sri Lanka from 27th August with the final on 11th September. However, the qualifiers for the T20I format tournament will commence from 20th August. All these decisions came in the Annual General Meeting of the ACC, the governing body of the tournament, which was also virtually attended by Ramiz Raja.

Six teams will participate in the mega event namely Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and a qualifier. UAE and Kuwait (West Region) and Hong Kong and Singapore (East Region) will lock horns to grab the spot open for the qualifier. 

The last time this tournament was played in was 2018 which was won by India. The 2020 version of the tournament had to be cancelled due to the Corona pandemic. Then a June/July window opened in 2021 but the AC again had to postpone due to another wave of the Corona Virus. Even though Pakistan was the original host of this version but due to several cancellations, the country will now play hosts in 2023. 

Ever since its inception in 1984, a total of 14 Asia Cups have been played with India showing dominance with seven titles. The current host Sri Lanks has bagged five titles and two have been won by Pakistan. After 2016, this will be the second time this tournament will follow the T20 format. 

Other key discussions which characterized the council meeting included the extension in the tenure of Jay Shah who is currently the President of ACCA. Also, Qatar Cricket Association has been shifted as a full-time member of the board from their associated position.

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