Asia Cup 2018 schedule announced; India and Pakistan to clash on Sept 19

India and Pakistan set to lock horns again in UAE after 12 years.

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The Asia Cup 2018 will see defending champions India clash with rivals Pakistan on September 19, 2018 in Dubai.

India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan are direct participants in the tournament. UAE, Singapore, Oman, Nepal, Malaysia and Hong Kong will play for remaining spots in the tournament.

Group A has India, Pakistan and a qualifier and Group B has Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will open the tournament in Dubai on September 15 and top two teams from each group will qualify for the Super 4s and then the top two teams will clash in the finals.

The finals will be played on September 28.

ASIA CUP 2018 SCHEDULE:

Group Stage

15 September Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka (Dubai)

16 September Pakistan vs Qualifier (Dubai)

17 September Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan (Abu Dhabi)

18 September India vs Qualifier (Dubai)

19 September India vs Pakistan (Dubai)

20 September Bangladesh vs Afghanistan (Abu Dhabi)

Super Four

21 September Group A Winner vs Group B Runner-up (Dubai)

21 September Group B Winner vs Group A Runner-up (Abu Dhabi)

23 September Group A Winner vs Group A Runner-up (Dubai)

23 September Group B Winner vs Group B Runner-up (Abu Dhabi)

25 September Group A Winner vs Group B Winner (Dubai)

26 September Group A Runner-up vs Group B Runner-up (Abu Dhabi)

Final

28 September Asia Cup 2018 Final (Dubai).

(With PTI inputs)


By Jatin Sharma - 24 Jul, 2018

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