Sri Lanka is currently facing an economic crisis. Along with the shortage of food and drink, the country is also facing shortage of petrol and diesel. Not only this, there is also political turmoil in Sri Lanka.
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New Delhi. Asia Cup 2022 The event will no longer be held in Sri Lanka but in the UAE. It will start on August 27 and the title match will be played on September 11. The first Asia Cup was to be held in Sri Lanka, but at this time Sri Lanka is facing economic crisis. There is turmoil in the whole country. The country is grappling with the shortage of food and drink. Not only this, there has also been a significant shortage of petrol and diesel. People are standing in long lines. In the past, during the Sri Lanka Australia match, the protesters also entered the stadium.
16 days tournament
Even in difficult circumstances, the Sri Lanka Cricket Board was struggling to organize the Asia Cup earlier, but now according to media reports, the tournament will be organized in the UAE instead of Sri Lanka. However, in the past, Sri Lanka Cricket Board secretary Mohan de Silva had indicated that the 16-day long tournament could be organized in the UAE. A total of 6 teams including India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan will participate in the Asia Cup. One team will be the qualifying team.
Information was given to the Asian Cricket Council
The qualifying tournament will start from August 20. Teams from Hong Kong, Kuwait, Singapore and UAE will participate in this. Recently, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly had also said that the Asia Cup will be played in the UAE. The Sri Lankan Board had recently told the Asian Cricket Council that in view of the current situation in the country, it is not in a position to host the Asia Cup. Sri Lanka also postponed the third season of the Lanka Premier League due to the economic crisis and political turmoil.
India and Pakistan will be face to face
India and Pakistan will be face to face in the T20 World Cup, but before that both the teams will now face each other in UAE. The match between the two will be played on August 28. Both the teams will face each other for the first time after the T20 World Cup 2021. After this, on 23 October, India and Pakistan will face each other in the T20 World Cup. India has won the Asia Cup 6 times. Last time India won the title by defeating Bangladesh.