Asia Cup likely in UAE next year

CRICKET-ICC-WORLD-T20-SEMI FINAL1-SRI-PAKThe next edition of the Asia Cup one-day tournament is likely to be held next year in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the first week of March.

Although no final decision on the host country was taken during the meeting of the Asian Cricket Council executive board in Malaysia recently, UAE is the strongest candidate to host the biannual event.

“None of the Asian Test-playing nations expressed interest in hosting the Asia Cup, including India and Sri Lanka. So, the members decided the best possible option was UAE, and a decision on the venue will be taken in the next one month,” a well-placed source in the PCB told PTI .

He said India had shown no reservations about playing in the UAE since it has already hosted a part of the IPL there last year.