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Asia Cup 2018 set to be played in UAE

International Cricket Council (ICC) decided to change the Venue of the 14th edition of the Asia cup which is the upcoming Asia Cup 2018. It was planed by ICC that the Asia Cup 2018 will be held in India (defending Champions).With the passage of time ICC observed that the two most pivotal Cricketing Nations of the World, Pakistan and India have some political stress and there are tensions between Pakistan Cricket Board and BCCI (Indian Cricket Board), which forced ICC to change the Venue of the Asia Cup 2018.
Current Venue of Asia Cup is United Arab Emirates
The decision has been taken by the Executive Board of the Asian Cricket Council in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).
In Addition to the VENUE, the date and schedule of the tournament has also been announced. The sizzling and sensational Asia Cup is set to be played from September 18 to September 30. Matches will be played in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
The Twenty-Eighteen that’s 14th edition of the Asia Cup will be a might one as it is going to be a 6 – team affair with the five nations that are permanent member of Asian Cricket Council ACC.
These Nations Include;
along with a sixth country among UAE, Hong Kong, Nepal and Oman, which will be decided via a playoff.
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Reason behind the Change – Claims Pakistan

There were many occasions when Pakistan has invited India to Come to Pakistan and play friendly cricket series. But Indian Board has adapted rigid policies in sending team India to Pakistan. It must be Noted that neither any Pakistani player participate in IPL nor any Indian Player take part in PSL. The decision came following protest from Pakistan that if India refuses to send its players to the country for the ACC Emerging Teams’ Asia Cup, it won’t send its players to India for Asia Cup. The Emerging Teams’ Asia Cup will now be co-hosted by Pakistan and Sri Lanka, with the latter set to host the majority of the matches. The tournament has, however, been shifted from April to December.
The ACC board also proposed to have the next annual general meeting in Lahore later this year.
Updated: September 26, 2018 — 8:11 pm
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