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Asia Cup 2022 to be moved from Sri Lanka to UAE
It was rumored that the Asia Cup 2022 cricket tournament could be relocated from Sri Lanka to Dubai and Sharjah, where Pakistan and India would face each other twice in the league round of the game. Sri Lanka recently hosted Australia for a complete tour. Thus the country is currently holding a Test series against Pakistan in Galle without any major problems. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) will once again serve as the tournament’s official host. The Asia Cup will be played in Twenty20 format.
As of right now, though, the 15th edition of the continental tournament was planned to take place between August 27 and September 11 in Dubai and Sharjah. This week, the voting took place during a meeting of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC). Until last week, SLC was “quite enthusiastic” about hosting the Asia Cup, despite the nation’s worsening economic and political crises, food shortages, and frequent power outages.
On July 22, the ACC was anticipated to unveil the Asia Cup schedule. It would almost probably see Pakistan and India meeting twice in the league stage. The Asia Cup 2022 might return to the United Arab Emirates for the second time in the past five years. The 2018 event. It utilized a 50-over format, took place in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah throughout the month of September.
“Hosting two teams is not the same as hosting ten teams,” SLC chief executive officer Ashley de Silva said. “You have to provide ten buses with fuel for all of them. Thus, you have to give every team a luggage van with fuel, and transport for the managers. Therefore, 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,” de Silva said.
“There are also two India vs Pakistan matches for Asia Cup 2022, and there will be people who want to travel and watch those matches. People might not be happy to travel to Sri Lanka because of the situation,” he added talking about Asia Cup 2022.