Asia Cup 2018: UAE schedule announced - India to play Pakistan in Dubai

Asia Cup 2018 matches will be played in Dubai and Abu Dhabi
Asia Cup 2018: UAE schedule announced - India to play Pakistan in Dubai
This year's Asia Cup is set to take place over a two-week period in September, with India playing Pakistan in the pick of the opening rounds of matches.
By Neil Halligan
Wed 25 Jul 2018 10:35 AM

This year's Asia Cup is set to take place over a two-week period in September, with India playing Pakistan in the pick of the opening rounds of matches.

The tournament was originally set to be held in India but was shifted to the UAE because of strained relations between New Delhi and Islamabad.

The biennial tournament will begin September 15 in with Sri Lanka taking on Bangladesh in the opener.

The Cup reverts to its traditional 50-over ODI format this year after opting in 2016 for a Twenty20 competition, which India won.

Schedule:

Sept 15 - Bangladesh v Sri Lanka (Dubai)
Sept 16 - Pakistan v Hong Kong (Dubai)
Sept 17 - Sri Lanka v Afghanistan (Abu Dhabi)
Sept 18 - India v Hong Kong (Dubai)
Sept 19 - India v Pakistan (Dubai)
Sept 20 - Bangladesh v Afghanistan (Abu Dhabi) Super Four
Sept 21 - India v Bangladesh (Dubai)
Sept 21 - Afghanistan v Pakistan (Abu Dhabi)
Sept 23 - India v Pakistan (Dubai)
Sept 23 - Afghanistan v Bangladesh (Abu Dhabi)
Sept 25 - India v Afghanistan (Dubai)
Sept 26 - Bangladesh v Pakistan (Abu Dhabi)
Sept 28 - Final (Dubai)

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