Cricket fans, listen up. The Asian Cricket Council’s (ACC) 2018 Asia Cup international tournament will be taking place right here in the UAE. No need to book any flights this time.
Teams from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan will take part in the competition which will be played in Abu Dhabi and Dubai from Thursday September 13 to Friday September 28, 2018.
The Emirates Cricket Board expects more than 25,000 cricket fans to attend.
The Asia Cup will feature 50-overs games between the teams, along with a sixth one which will be determined in the playoffs that includes UAE, Hong Kong, Nepal, Singapore, Malaysia and Oman. Good luck, countries.
This will be the 14th edition of the Asia Cup. India are the defending champions, having beaten Bangladesh in the final two years ago.
Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, chairman of the Emirates Cricket Board said: "Emirates Cricket is very proud for the UAE to be chosen as the host venue of the ACC Asia Cup. Our board has very close relationships with our Asian Cricket counterparts and, with the full support of our national sports councils and the Emirates Cricket Board members.
"This is a very important tournament in the ACC calendar, and one we are extremely pleased to secure, especially during the auspicious ‘Year of Zayed’. We extend our sincere thanks to the ACC, Asia Cup hosts BCCI, and all Member Unions for their trust and unanimous support.”