Today that moment has come for which everyone was waiting for months. Recently, the President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) named Sourav Ganguly passed a statement that the 2022 Asia Cup will be held in the United Arab Emirates rather than Sri Lanka.
On 27th July, the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) confirmed that the 2022 Asia Cup will be organized in UAE from 27th August to 11th September.
All of you must check out the popular tweet by Sportskeeda, posted a few hours ago! The tweet clearly mentioned the date and venue of this year’s Asia Cup tournament!
Just in : Asia Cup 2022 to be held in the UAE from August 27th to September 11th#AsiaCup2022 #CricketTwitter pic.twitter.com/akQjwhq3zs— Sportskeeda (@Sportskeeda) July 27, 2022
Let’s Dig Deeper And Find Out The Reason Behind This Shifting From Sri Lanka To UAE!
The major reason behind this shift is the prevailing situation that Sri Lanka is going through. Sri Lanka has been suffering from an economic crisis and political turmoil. It’s not a joke to host any tournament in the country.
The president of ACC named Jay Shah revealed that the venue changing decision of the Asia Cup from Sri Lanka to UAE was taken after so much deliberation. Every possible effort was made by Sri Lanka, but they are unable to do so.
Besides that here is one tweet posted by Star Sports which showed the excitement of Men in Blue players and also revealed that all the matches will be live on Disney+Hotstar! Check it out, below!
The battle for Asian supremacy is 🔛. Get set to #BelieveInBlue as @ImRo45 leads #TeamIndia at the #AsiaCup2022!💙— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) July 22, 2022
Starts Aug 27 | Star Sports & Disney+Hotstar pic.twitter.com/K2hcfuGeBK
Previously, in the month of March, Sri Lanka got the green light from ACC to host the Asia Cup 2022. Even though they were supposed to host the 2020 edition, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the tournament got delayed and came to 2022.
And this time also they lose the opportunity but stay positive as maybe they will get another big chance!
About The Asia Cup Tournament Of 2022 And 2018!
This time, six teams will be participating in Asia Cup which will be played as a Twenty20 tournament. Each and every team will battle with each other to win the tournament and maybe the Indian team will take the opportunity as they already won one Asia Cup in UAE.
All the six teams participating in the upcoming tournament are India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka and the last one is from the host country UAE.
Moreover, it’s not the first time when UAE is hosting the Asia Cup as the latest edition of the 2018 Asia Cup tournament was also hosted in the same.
The 14th edition of the Asia Cup consisted of One Day Internationals where India were the defending champions and maintained their title after beating Bangladesh by three wickets.
So, share your excitement level and comment on the name of your favorite team in the upcoming Asia Cup. Also, stay in touch to know fresh updates about the cricket world!
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