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SL to host Asia Cup T20 in Aug

  • Sports Correspondent
  • 20 March, 2022 12:00 AM
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Sri Lanka will host the Asia Cup T20 tournament from August 27 to September 11, the Asian Cricket Council announced on Saturday.

The last edition of the Asia Cup took place in the UAE in 2018 when India won the title beating Bangladesh in the final.

The Asia Cup was scheduled to be played in 2020 in Sri Lanka. But due to the pandemic hiatus, the schedule was changed twice.

“The Asia Cup 2022 (T20 Format) will be held in Sri Lanka from 27 August to 11 September later this year. The Qualifiers for the same will be played 20 August 2022 onwards,” the ACC tweeted after its annual general meeting.

The next edition of the Asia Cup will be played in Pakistan, the ACC has also confirmed on Saturday. At the same time, the executive committee of the ACC has extended the tenure of the current president Joy Shah by one year until 2024.

 Shah took over the rule of the ACC head from Bangladesh’s Nazmul Hassan Papon in early 2021.

The committee has also upgraded the status of Qatar to the full member of the ACC from its associate status.