Cricket Asia Cup 2022 Schedule PAK vs IND To Face on August 28
Although the official schedule of the cricket Asia Cup 2022 has not been released yet, Sri Lankan media have reported that India will face arch-rivals Pakistan on August 28 in the Asian Championship. The tournament will be in T20 edition. The T20 World Cup will start in Australia from October 16. With this World Cup ahead of the World Cup, the Asian teams will be able to prepare for this tournament.
The Asia Cup schedule has not been finalized yet. The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) has not yet made an official announcement. But according to Sri Lankan media, the executive committee of the country’s cricket board (SLC) has finalized the decision to start the tournament from August 26. The tournament will end on August 11. The news was reported by Sri Lankan media Financial Times (FT).
Sri Lanka has been suffering from severe economic hardship in recent times. The country is suffering from oil, gas and electricity problems. There is also instability in the political arena. Under such circumstances, other ACC members were skeptical about whether Sri Lanka would be able to host the 15th edition of the Asia Cup.
But SLC chief executive Ashley de Silva wants to start the Asia Cup on time. “We will host the Asia Cup on time,” FT de Silva said. Pakistan is coming (left) on July 7. The Lanka Premier League (LPL) will start from July 31. We will organize the Asia Cup keeping these schedules right.
India vs Pakistan will meet for the first time in the Asia Cup 2022 after meeting in the group stage of the T20 World Cup on October 24 last year. The games of Bangladesh, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan are final. Teams like UAE, Oman, Nepal and Hong Kong will have to play in the qualifiers. The qualifying match will start on August 21. A team will get a chance to come up from the qualifying round.
Rex Clementine, a journalist with The Island, also tweeted yesterday: “Sri Lanka has decided to host the Asia Cup after receiving a green signal from India. Sri Lanka is in the group of Afghanistan and Bangladesh. The high profile India-Pakistan match will be played on August 28. The qualifiers will start from August 21. The tournament will run from August 26 to September 11.
The Australian team is now touring Sri Lanka. The month-long tour is scheduled to end on July 12 with the second Test. Organizing the Asia Cup, the SLC will have to arrange accommodation for multiple teams. Ashley de Silva, the board’s chief executive, said the hotels had assured him there would be enough fuel for the generators and that the parties would be provided with food, as the country was facing serious energy problems.