Asia Cup 2022: The Asia Council of Cricket will be soon conducting the Asia Cup for the year 2022. The tournament will be held after a gap of four years. Usually, nearly 2 tournaments would have been held in the span of four years. There have been a lot of delays due to the pandemic and finally, the cup will be held in this year from 27 August 2022. Six Asian countries will be participating in the tournament to win the cup in the T20 format matches. India would be presently looking to defend its title as they are the winner of the title held way back in 2018. Read all the schedule, a team participating, squads, and much more pertaining to Asia Cup 2022 in the following write-up.
Asia Cup 2022
The last edition of the Asia Cup was held in 2018 in the ODI format. India respectfully won the cup in a run chase against Bangladesh. Post that, the Asian council of cricket was all set to conduct the Twenty20 edition. But, the tournament got delayed and postponed due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. This cost regular shifting of dates of the tournament. Being one of the major cricket events for Asian countries, Asia Cup is one of the most awaited tournaments.
The first edition of Asia Cup was played in 1984 for men’s one-day international and Twenty20 international cricket teams. India has emerged to be the most successful team in the tournament as it has won seven titles so far. In the last edition, India did not lose one single match and emerged as the victorious team for the tournament. For the year 2022, the format that will be followed for Asia Cup is Twenty20. Additionally, UAE shall be hosting the tournament.
Asia Cup 2022 Schedule: Highlights
|Name of the Tournament||Asia Cup|
|Conducted By||Asia Council of Cricket ACC|
|Host||United Arab Emirates UAE|
|Game Format||Twenty20 Cricket|
|Number of Participating Teams||6|
|Defending Champions||India (2018)|
|Asia Cup 2022 Dates||27 August 2022 – 11 September 2022|
Asia Cup Schedule 2022
The Asian Cricket Council has finally announced the schedule for the upcoming Asia Cup. For the men’s Asia Cup, the matches will commence on 27 August 2022. The United Arab Emirates would be hosting this year‘s tournament. The final will be played on 11 September 2022. A total of 13 games would be played between the six teams that will be participating in the tournament. The precise details and dates for the tournament are yet to be announced by ACC. To get all the latest updates regarding the schedule, keep checking this article on a regular basis.
Postponement of Asia Cup
Asia Cup has been postponed a lot of times now. Earlier, the prime reason for the delay of the schedule was the pandemic. The world has been constantly dealing with the threats imposed by the outbreak of coronavirus. The Asia Council of cricket has been facing constant issues in fixing the venue for the Asia Cup along with the schedule. While the pandemic was imposing constant issues in fixing a schedule, the security concerns of India regarding Pakistan were a huge problem for the council as well.
Indian conditions to withdraw its participation from the cup if Pakistan was to host. The political tensions have only reason between the two countries in the past. As a result, the venue for the tournament was also a major concern for the Asia Council of cricket.
Asia Cup Venue 2022
Earlier it was decided that Sri Lanka would be hosting this year’s Asia Cup. However, due to the present economic crisis in the country along with an exodus by the countrymen, Sri Lanka cricket decided to inform the Asian cricket Council that they might not be able to host the tournament. As a result, ACC had to shift the hosts from Sri Lanka to UAE. Furthermore, it was decided that Pakistan will be hosting the 2023 edition of the Asia Cup. Originally, Pakistan cricket Board was to host the Asian Cricket Council tournament, which was Asia Cup. However, due to the security concerns imposed by Board of control of cricket in India BCCI, and much contemplation on the matter, it was decided that Sri Lanka would be hosting the tournament. Now, the tournament would be starting on 27 August 2022 in the country of United Arab Emirates.
Teams in Asia Cup
A total of six teams would be participating in the upcoming Asia Cup. Out of the six teams, five teams have been confirmed. The five teams that have been selected are India, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Pakistan. All five teams have satisfied the council rules for the eligibility to play in the cup. The other team that will be selected must be the winner of the qualifiers for the Asia Cup. The Eastern region teams or Singapore and Hong Kong will be battling to fight in the qualification against the western region teams which are Kuwait and UAE. The sixth team which will be fighting against the five aforementioned teams would be the one who wins the qualifier that will be held in order to determine the sixth contender. The six team could probably be United Arab Emirates UAE, Hong Kong, Kuwait, or Singapore.
Asia Cup Squads
The schedule has been announced for Asia Cup. Along with that, the authorities have also declared the venue for the upcoming tournament. Now, the declaration of squads by the cricket boards of the respective teams is awaited. Every team would look forward to bringing their ‘A’ game. Soon, they shall be announcing their squads for this season. Keep checking the space to get all the important information regarding the teams that shall play in Asia Cup.
The first match of Asia Cup 2022 will be played on 27 August 2022.
Asia cup 2022 will be played in the United Arab Emirates since Sri Lanka is not presently in a state to host the tournament.
The last edition of Asia Cup was played in 2018 and it was won by India.
The final match of Asia Cup 2022 will be played on 11 September 2022.
Six teams will be participating in Asia Cup 2022. The five confirmed teams are India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan. The sixth team would be any of these: UAE, Singapore, Hong Kong, or Kuwait.
This time the format will be T20.