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.
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.
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:
Malaysia vs Hong Kong at Kinrara Oval
Nepal vs Oman at Bayuemas Oval
UAE vs Singapore at UKM Oval
UAE vs Nepal at Kinrara Oval
Hong Kong vs Singapore at Bayuemas Oval
Malaysia vs Oman at UKM Oval
August 31 – Rest Day
Oman vs Singapore at Kinrara Oval
Malaysia vs Nepal at Bayuemas Oval
UAE vs Hong Kong at UKM Oval
Hong Kong vs Oman at Kinrara Oval
Malaysia vs UAE at Bayuemas Oval
Nepal vs Singapore at UKM Oval
September 3 – Rest Day
Malaysia vs Singapore at Kinrara Oval
UAE vs Oman at Bayuemas Oval
Nepal vs Hong Kong at UKM Oval
September 5 – Rest Day
FINAL: Table-top vs second Placed Team at Kinrara Oval