Asia Cup is all set to make a comeback after four years as in the Annual general meeting of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) on Saturday, March 19, it was announced that the Asia Cup 2022 will be held later this year between August 27 and September 11.
The tournament will be played in T20 format while the qualifiers for the same scheduled to be played from August 20.
“The Asia Cup 2022 (T20 Format) will be held in Sri Lanka from 27 August – 11 September later this year. The Qualifiers for the same will be played 20 August 2022 onwards,” ACC tweeted.
The Asia Cup is held every two years but the 2020 edition of the tournament was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. India has been the most successful side in the Asia Cup winning seven out of the 14 tournaments (1984, 1988, 1990, 1995, 2010, 2016 and 2018) held so far.
Sri Lanka has been the second most dominant side, having won it five times (1986, 1997, 2004, 2008 and 2014), while Pakistan managed to win it twice in 2000 and 2012.
Jay Shah’s Term As ACC President Extended Unanimously
In the Annual general meeting of the Asian Cricket Council, it was decided that Jay Shah’s tenure as Asian Cricket Council (ACC) President has been extended until the 2024 AGM.
“The ACC Members unanimously decided that the tenure of Mr. @JayShah as ACC President and that of the Executive Board along with its Committees will continue until the 2024 AGM,” ACC tweeted.
In the same meeting, it has also been decided that the membership of the Qatar Cricket Association has been upgraded to ACC Full Member status.
“ACC would like to congratulate Qatar Cricket Association, who membership has been upgraded from Associate to ACC Full Member status,” ACC tweeted.