As Asia Cup is shifted to UAE from India because India is not in a position to host Pakistan due to tense political situation between two arch rivals. Here is the schedule of Asia Cup 2018. It will be a 50 Over Tournament because 2016 Asia Cup was revised to 20 Overs.
Asia Cup 2018 will be same as like the one hosted by Pakistan in 2008. Qualifying Round will start from 13th September 2018. Hong Kong, Malaysia, Nepal, Oman, Singapore and UAE will feature in Qualifying Round and only 1 Team will qualify for Asia Cup 2018 Main Round where they will meet Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh & Afghanitan.
All the Six Teams have been divided in to two groups:
- Sri Lanka
Here is the Detailed Schedule:
18-09-2018: Pakistan vs Qualifier
18-09-2018: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka
19-09-2018: India vs Qualifier
20-09-2018: Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka
21-09-2018: India vs Pakistan
21-09-2018: Bangladesh vs Afghanistan
23-09-2018: 1st Group A vs 2nd Group B
24-09-2018: 1st Group B vs 2nd Group A
25-09-2018: 2nd Group A vs 2nd Group B
26-09-2018: 1st Group A vs 1st Group B
27-09-2018: 1st Group A vs 2nd Group A
28-09-2018: 1st Group B vs 2nd Group B
30-09-2018: The Final
If there will be no Upset by Qualifier then Pakistan will play against India in Super Round 4 on 27th September again and if both teams qualify for Final, they will play against each other for 3rd Time as well.
Earlier The 2018 Asia Cup has been moved from India to the United Arab Emirates over Pakistan´s refusal to cross the border, as relations simmer between the arch rivals, the Asian Cricket Council said Tuesday.
The biennial event was due to be held in India in September, sparking protests from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) who called for the event to be relocated.
The decision was taken by the Executive Board members at the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) meeting in Kuala Lumpur.
“The ACC deliberated on the matter and decided that this was the best way forward,” ACC and PCB chairman Najam Sethi told ESPNcricinfo.
The Asia Cup has been marred by strained Indo-Pak relations since its inception when the UAE hosted it in 1984.
Two years later, India pulled out of the event in Sri Lanka, while Pakistan refused to send its team to India when it hosted the cup in 1991.