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2022 Asia Cup Moved To UAE

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2022 Asia Cup Moved To UAE

Despite retaining its hosting status, the 2022 Asia Cup, which features nine nations and is set to start on 27 August, will move to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as host country, Sri Lanka, battles an economic crisis.

Commenting on the tournament, Asian Cricket Council president, Jay Shah said every effort was made to keep the tournament in Sri Lanka.

“This edition of the Asia Cup is extremely important as it will help Asian nations prepare for the ICC world cup,” Shah said.

Although the nation recently hosted separate series against Australia and Pakistan, mass food and fuel shortages, amidst ongoing political turmoil, made the prospect of a multi-team tournament difficult to sustain.

Commenting on moving the competition, Sri Lanka Cricket CEO, Ashley De Silva, told ESPN: “You have to provide ten buses with fuel for all of them.”

“You have to give every team a luggage van with fuel, and transport for the managers.

”You have to give the sponsors transport and ensure that they are getting the mileage that they want from their sponsorship.

“The fuel for the generators to run the floodlights will also have to be found.

“Hosting two teams is not the same as hosting ten teams,” he said said.

The news comes as Sri Lanka was announced as one of four host nations in the upcoming ICC women’s 2024-27 cricket cycle.

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