Asia Cup 2022 in United Arab Emirates:
The Twenty20 International (T20I) format will be utilized for the 15th iteration of the Asia Cup cricket tournament, which will take place in the United Arab Emirates during the months of August and September 2022. The tournament is also known as the DP World Asia Cup due to the fact that DP World is the tournament’s sponsor. The tournament was initially slated to take place in September 2020; however, it was postponed in July 2020 owing to the pandemic caused by the COVID-19 virus. Following that, it was set to take place in Sri Lanka in June of 2021. However, it was ultimately postponed once again. After having successfully defended their right to stage the 2022 tournament, Pakistan was slated to play host to the event. On the other hand, the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) confirmed in October 2021 that Sri Lanka would be the host nation for the tournament in 2022, while Pakistan would be the host nation for the 2023 edition. India currently holds the title of defending champion.
Due to the ongoing economic and political turmoil in Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) informed the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) on the 21st of July 2022 that they would not be able to organize the event as scheduled. The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) announced on the 27th of July 2022 that the event will be held in the United Arab Emirates, with Sri Lanka Cricket acting as the tournament’s hosts at that time. On August 2, 2022, the bracket for the event was revealed to the public.
In December of 2018, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) was informed by the Asian Cricket Council that they had been awarded the rights to host the event (ACC). But it was not clear if the matches would be played in Pakistan or the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Following the announcement, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) submitted a request to the PCB to relocate the event due to continued safety concerns. The Asia Cup in 2008 was the most recent international competition that Pakistan hosted, which featured many teams competing against one another. Since then, there have been only a select few international matches played in Pakistan as a direct result of the attack that took place in 2009 on the Sri Lankan national cricket team.
In May 2019, the ACC made the announcement that the event would be held in Pakistan. Given the present political animosity that exists between Pakistan and India, the choice to hold the event in Pakistan has cast some doubt on India’s ability to take part in the competition. Due to questions that have been raised over India’s participation, the ACC has not yet reached a conclusion regarding whether or not the event will be held in Pakistan in October of 2019. It was stated by a number of news agencies in January 2020 that Pakistan would not be hosting the event because of the continuing political difficulties that exist between Pakistan and India.
The announcement was made by Sourav Ganguly, President of the BCCI, on February 28, 2020. He announced that “the Asia Cup will be staged in Dubai, and both India and Pakistan will compete.”
The next day, Ehsan Mani, Chairman of the PCB, disputed Ganguly’s comments by claiming that the location had not yet been decided upon. He said this during a press conference. The ACC was going to meet on March 3, 2020 to discuss the site of the tournament, but because of the COVID-19 epidemic, the meeting was pushed back until the end of March. Originally, the meeting was going to take place on March 3. On March 7th, Mani announced that the competition would be held at a location that did not have any bias. The following month, he came clean and admitted that the tournament might not take place at all due to the epidemic.
As a result of India’s refusal to come to Pakistan, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said in June 2020 that they would be open to the idea of letting Sri Lanka serve as the tournament’s host instead of Pakistan. Following the meeting, the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) released a press statement in which it stated that “in view of the effect and repercussions of the COVID-19 epidemic, various venue possibilities for the Asia Cup 2020 were examined and it was resolved to take the ultimate decision in due course.” The ACC issued a formal notification regarding the delay in the month of July in the year 2020. In March 2021, there was a chance that the event would be moved again because India had made it to the final of the World Test Championship, which was set to take place in June, when the event was supposed to happen.
The qualifying competition was originally scheduled for July of 2020, but it was postponed. The Asian Cup was originally scheduled to take place in 2021, but the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) announced in May 2021 that the event would be postponed until 2023. Following a meeting with the ACC in October 2021, Ramiz Raja revealed that Pakistan would host the subsequent tournament in 2023, while Sri Lanka would be in charge of the 2022 iteration of the competition. A tournament serving as a qualifying event took place in August of 2022.
Mohan de Silva, Secretary of the SLC, announced on July 17, 2022, that the tournament would be held in the United Arab Emirates. This decision was made because Sri Lanka is in the middle of an economic crisis and there is a lot of unrest all over the country.
The tournament for the qualification was held in August of 2022, and it was competed for by the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait, who had advanced from the 2020 ACC Western Region T20, as well as Singapore and Hong Kong, who had advanced from the 2020 ACC Eastern Region T20. After finishing in first place in the preliminary round, Hong Kong was allowed to compete in the main event.
Points table and live score for click…..
Locations; United Arab Emirates
The A Group:
Sr. No. Team Played Win Points
- 1 India 2 2 4
- 2 Pakistan 2 1 2
- 3 Hong Kong 2 0 0
The B Group:
Sr. No. Team Played Win Points
- 1 Afghanistan 2 2 4
- 2 Sri Lanka 2 1 2
- 3 Bangladesh 2 0 0
Sr. No. Team Points
- 1 India 4
- 2 Pakistan 2
- 3 Afghanistan 4
- 4 Sri Lanka 2