Asia Cup to switch to T20 format

Asia Cup to switch to T20 format

Asia Cup to switch to T20 format

Written by Staff Writer

16 Apr, 2015 | 12:49 pm

The Asia Cup is set to undergo a radical change and will be a Twenty20 competition in 2016 for the first time, outgoing Asian Cricket Council chief executive Syed Ashraful Haq has revealed.

He said the 2016 Asia Cup would be held early next year as a prelude to the ICC World Twenty20, with the latter to be hosted by India from March 11 to April 3.

It would then revert to a 50-over tournament in 2018 ahead of the 2019 World Cup in England and be played as a Twenty20 competition again in 2020.

The ACC is to be wound down by June 30 and its operations absorbed by the International Cricket Council, prompting fears the Asia Cup tournament could be disbanded.

Also two Associate teams set to feature from 2016 as Asia Cup moves to mirror format of following World Cup.



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