Asia Cup 2018: Asian Cricket Council Announces Schedule for Qualifiers
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Asia Cup 2018: ACC Announces Schedule for Qualifiers

Asia Cup 2018, Qualifiers, Schedule
Asia Cup 2018 - Nepal team also joins the tourney. (PC - Getty Images)

Tha Asia Cup 2018 fever is set to strike sub-continent to entertain fans. The prestigious tourney is set to kick off in coming September with all the major teams participating in the cricketing carnival.

Meanwhile, the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) has announced the schedule for the qualifiers as well. Interestingly, they once again came up with the hectic fixtures as the qualifier round will continue up to nine days with only a couple of rest days.

Asia Cup 2018, Qualifiers
Asia Cup 2018 is scheduled to kick off in September 2018.

 Winner will join India and Pakistan in Group A:

As many as six teams will participate in the competition. The hosts United Arab Emirates (UAE), Malaysia, Nepal, Oman, Hong Kong, Singapore and will participate across three venues.

It is going to be conducted in a Round-Robin phase. After the completion of the first round, the top two teams will make their way into the finals which will be played on September 6th.

Asia Cup 2018, India
Winner will join India and Pakistan. (PC – BCCI)

In addition, the winner of the qualifiers’ tourney will join the defending champions India and their arch-rivals, Pakistan. The Group B has already fixed with ex-hosts of the tourney, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka respectively.

As per the reports, the original tourney will be altered. The defending champions, India are not happy with the idea of playing matches on back-to-back days.

Also, here is the schedule for qualifiers of Asia Cup 2018:

August 29:

Malaysia vs Hong Kong at Kinrara Oval

Nepal vs Oman at Bayuemas Oval

UAE vs Singapore at UKM Oval

August 30

UAE vs Nepal at Kinrara Oval

Hong Kong vs Singapore at Bayuemas Oval

Malaysia vs Oman at UKM Oval

August 31 – Rest Day

September 1

Oman vs Singapore at Kinrara Oval

Malaysia vs Nepal at Bayuemas Oval

UAE vs Hong Kong at UKM Oval

September 2

Hong Kong vs Oman at Kinrara Oval

Malaysia vs UAE at Bayuemas Oval

Nepal vs Singapore at UKM Oval

September 3 – Rest Day

September 4

Malaysia vs Singapore at Kinrara Oval

UAE vs Oman at Bayuemas Oval

Nepal vs Hong Kong at UKM Oval

September 5 – Rest Day

September 6

FINAL: Table-top vs second Placed Team at Kinrara Oval

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