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Asia Cup 2022 Moved to UAE From Sri Lanka – Cricket Update

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Asia Cup 2022 moved to UAE: United Arab Emirates is scheduled to host the Twenty20 format Asia Cup from August 27 to September 11, with Sri Lanka remaining to serve as the Host for this edition. The Asian Cricket Council said Wednesday it unanimously decided to relocate the tournament scheduled Aug. 27 to Sept. 11.

The Twenty20 format Asia Cup has been moved to the United Arab Emirates because of the economic and political crisis in Sri Lanka. The Asian Cricket Council said Wednesday it unanimously decided to relocate the tournament scheduled Aug. 27 to Sept. 11.

Asia Cup in UAE

The Asia Cup 2022 has been officially moved to UAE from Sri Lanka after the country was rocked with protests in the aftermath of its worst financial crisis. Nonetheless, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) will serve as the host of the marquee multi-nation tournament, which will be played between August 27 and September 11.


2022 Asia Cup will begin on

Saturday, 27 August

and ends on

Sunday,11 September




Asian Cricket Council

“Considering the prevailing situation in Sri Lanka, the ACC after extensive deliberation has unanimously concluded that it would be appropriate to relocate the tournament from Sri Lanka to UAE,” a release from the Asian Cricket Council read.

Sri Lanka Cricket

“We were really looking forward to hosting our Asian neighbours in Sri Lanka for the much-anticipated Asia Cup,” SLC President Shammi Silva said. “While I fully stand by the ACC’s decision to shift the Asia Cup to UAE considering the current context and magnitude of the event, Sri Lanka cricket will work closely with the ACC and the Emirates Cricket Board to ensure that we still have an exciting edition of the Asia Cup.”

Asia Cup Teams

The nine-team competition will be played from August 27 to September 11 in the T20 format.

The Nine-team Asia Cup will be played in the T20 format this year, acting as a precursor to the T20 World Cup in Australia. The UAE also hosted the previous edition of the tournament, in the ODI format in 2018, an event that was won by India.

Asian Cricket Council President

“Every effort was made to host the Asia Cup in Sri Lanka and the decision to shift the venue to the UAE was taken after much deliberation,” Jay Shah, the Asian Cricket Council President, was quoted as saying in a press release on Wednesday. “The UAE will be the new venue while Sri Lanka will continue to retain hosting rights.”

UAE Venues for Asia Cup

  1. Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
  2. Dubai International Stadium, Dubai
  3. Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

ESPN News Update

“Hosting two teams is not the same as hosting ten teams,”

SLC chief executive officer Ashley de Silva told ESPNcricinfo on ten days ago.

“You have to provide ten buses with fuel for all of them. You have to give every team a luggage van with fuel, and transport for the managers. You also have to give the sponsors transport and ensure that they are getting the mileage that they want from their sponsorship. The fuel for the generators to run the floodlights will also have to be found.”

Asia Cup 2022 will start with a qualifying round of matches between UAE, Kuwait, Singapore and Hong Kong. The winner will go on to the main tournament and play Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.

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