ACC Changes Asia Cup Schedule Again to Help India

Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) in India has once again shown its influence in the matters of the International Cricket Council (ICC) and Asian Cricket Council (ACC) by getting the already announced schedule for Asia Cup 2018 changed.

India is playing as a host and as per the new schedule, India will play all of its games in Dubai. An interesting thing is that the ACC has already announced the upcoming fixtures, assuming that India will be the number 1 team in Group A while placing Afghanistan as the Group B topper; if the previous fixture had any meaning at all.

As per the previous schedule, Group A winner was to play Group B runner-up on September 21. However, the latest schedule shows a game between India (Group A winner) and Bangladesh (Group B runner-up) at Dubai.

Now, even if India doesn’t manage to win Group A, it will still play all its matches in Dubai which is beyond understanding. No matter who wins Group B, Bangladesh will play India on September 21. What this means is that there is no relevance of the group standings. India will play the matches as Group A winner and the same goes for Afghanistan.

This also means that Indian team won’t have to travel to play any of its matches even if it reaches the final whie other teams will have to travel to Abu Dhabi and return to Dubai to play India.

Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed has raised his concerns about the matter saying, “If there are matches in Abu Dhabi, then every team has to play there. I don’t know what the Asian Cricket Council has done about it”.

Here is the updated schedule:

Super Four

Day/Date Fixture Venue
Friday/September 21 India vs Bangladesh Dubai
Pakistan vs Afghanistan Abu Dhabi
Sunday/September 23 India vs Pakistan Dubai
Afghanistan vs Bangladesh Abu Dhabi
Tuesday/September 25 India vs Afghanistan Dubai
Wednesday/September 26 Pakistan vs Bangladesh Abu Dhabi

Final

Day/Date Fixture Venue
Friday/September 28 Super 4 Winner vs Super 4 Runner-up Dubai

 

It must also be mentioned that Asia Cup schedule was already changed once when India complained that it didn’t have any practice matches before the clash with Pakistan.

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  • How ?
    21 Sep Ko 23 Sep Ko Double Match Honge Kaise ?
    Morning Evening Main Mila K ?

    • Teri Tu

      Dumbass venue change ha !! i.e. DUBAI & ABU DHABI

      • Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed has raised his concerns about the matter saying, “If there are matches in Abu Dhabi, then every team has to play there. I don’t know what the Asian Cricket Council has done about it”.

  • Rohit Sharma

    What a loser article. No complaints that Pakistan will play a tired India later today, also due to poor scheduling.

    • Anon

      BCCI along with ACC scheduled the tournament. Not PCB.

    • Adeel

      Tired 🤔
      Shukar manao kal izzat reh gayi tumhari warna Hong Kong ne to team India k sath gang bang kar diya tha, badi mushkil se izat bacha k bhaagi team india 🤔

      • Rohit Sharma

        Ab kiske saath gang bang ho raha hai :)

  • Eli Ehsan