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Asia Cup 2018: Groups and Fixtures Announced

The bilateral series between the arch rivals Pakistan and India is still pending. However, the fans can witness both teams face off against each other in the Asia Cup which is to take place in September.

Recently, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) raised concerns over the Asia Cup being held in India which pushed the ACC to change the venue to UAE instead.


Pakistan Forces the Upcoming Asia Cup to Be Moved From India to the UAE

There will be six teams participating in this year’s Asia Cup:

Asia Cup will take place from 18th to 30th September in Abu Dhabi and Dubai
  1. Afghanistan
  2. Bangladesh
  3. India
  4. Pakistan
  5. Sri Lanka
  6. Qualifier Team*

*The Qualifier Team would include either one of Hong Kong, Malaysia, Nepal, Oman, Singapore or UAE — their matches will be held from 13th September to 18th September.

The teams in the competition have been divided into two groups:

Group A Group B
India Afghanistan
Pakistan Sri Lanka
Qualifier Team Bangladesh

Pakistan-India Fixtures

According to the details of the competition, Pakistan will take on India on 21st September.

If the Qualifier Team fails to beat both India and Pakistan then the arch-rivals will again go head-to-head on 27th September.

Granted that both teams play the match on the 27th, then a Pak-Ind final can also take place!

Asia Cup 2018 Format

The tournament will commence with a Group Stage and following that will be a Super 4 round before the grand finale.

Unlike the last time around, this year’s Asia Cup will go back to being a 50-over competition.

Bonus point system is also likely to be introduced this year. However, there has been no official statement regarding that.

Group Stages

 18th September Pakistan vs. Qualifier Team
Bangladesh vs. Sri Lanka
19th September India vs. Qualifier Team
20th September Afghanistan vs. Sri Lanka
21st September Pakistan vs. India
Bangladesh vs. Afghanistan

Super 4 Round

23rd September 1st Group A vs. 2nd Group B
24th September 1st Group B vs. 2nd Group A
25th September 2nd Group A vs. 2nd Group B
26th September 1st Group A vs. 1st Group B
27th September 1st Group A vs. 2nd Group A
28th September 1st Group B vs. 2nd Group B
30th September Final

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  • Shifting event from India to UAE is a good idea as both India & Pakistan need time to rethink & look forward to see friendly relationships in the interest of both states. Hostility & aggression pay nothing. Existence of both countries is a reality & no one should wait for other to die or to break.

  • I sincerely hope that Pakistan would beat India as they did in last Asia cup and in the final of Champion’s Trophy. Good luck Shaheens.

  • I’m so glad to hear that the Asia cup 2018 is going to be held in Uae as I live in UAE. of course, the most exciting match for me is going to be India vs Pakistan ???? And my prayers are with Pakistan…#PAKISTAN ZINDABAD ??????????

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