The Asian Cricket Council stated in a statement on Wednesday that the Asia Cup 2022 has officially been transferred from Sri Lanka to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) after the island nation in the Indian Ocean was rocked by protests in the wake of a financial crisis.
The competition, which will be held in the UAE from August 27 to September 11, will still be hosted by Sri Lanka. Despite its political and economic problems, the island nation has lately hosted bilateral cricket tournaments. Currently, Pakistan is competing in a series in Sri Lanka.
The Asia Cup 2022, which will be played in the T20 format, will include six teams: India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and a qualifying team from either the UAE, Singapore, Kuwait, or Hong Kong.
The Emirates Cricket Board’s vice-chairman, Khalid Al-Zarooni, claimed that the ECB removed. The UAE is thrilled to be the next Asia Cup host nation.
Al-Zarooni was reported in the ACC release as stating, “The ECB is always ready to aid other member boards and the ACC and Sri Lanka Cricket have our full support.” we have the essential infrastructure in place and look forward to welcoming the teams to the UAE.”