Bangladesh’s Asia Cup campaign to begin on 3 September


The forthcoming Asia Cup has been preponed by a day by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in the revised itinerary and will begin on 30 August in Multan with the match between one of the hosts Pakistan and newcomers Nepal.

The date of the final has remained unchanged as it will be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka on 17 August. Bangladesh are scheduled to start their campaign on 3 September at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.

This year’s Asia Cup will be played in a ‘Hybrid Model’ after India refused to travel to Pakistan, who were supposed to be the sole host of the tournament.

To sidestep the problem, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) proposed a ‘Hybrid Model’, where India will play all of its matches in Sri Lanka. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and ACC accepted this proposal in June, clearing the dark clouds hovering over the tournament.