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The Asia Cup is expected to start on August 27

Sri Lanka’s eyes lit up at the sight of dollars coming from the Asia Cup, with matches likely to be played in Colombo and Kandy from August 27 to September 11.

The Sri Lankan board has received the green signal from the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) to host the event. Due to the T20 World Cup, this year’s Asia Cup will be played in T20 style.

According to the report, the qualifying rounds of the Asia Cup will start on August 21, with teams from Nepal, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Oman and Hong Kong competing against each other, while the event hosts Sri Lanka, Pakistan, India and Afghanistan. , Bangladesh has already qualified.

According to reports, Pak-India teams will face each other in the Asia Cup on August 28 before the T20 World Cup.

On the other hand, the Sri Lankan board is confident of holding the tournament in a dignified manner despite the economic crisis. Due to the economic crisis in the country, fuel shortage and other issues, some Asian countries had reservations about holding the Asia Cup in Sri Lanka.

“We have made a final decision to hold the mega event in our own country as per the schedule,” said SLC chief executive Ashley de Silva. Yes, we are successfully implementing all our plans, the Australian team is already in Sri Lanka and with it the T20 and ODI series has been completed well, now the second Test is about to be played.

According to experts, hosting two or more teams in the current situation is no less of a challenge for the Sri Lankan board, de Silva admits. “I know it will be very difficult, but both the Sports Minister and the Tourism Minister Has assured us of the peaceful conduct of the tournament and full support.

Regarding the fuel shortage, de Silva said, “We have also taken assurances from the hotels that they will arrange fuel for their generators in advance during the event and also ensure uninterrupted supply of the best food to the teams.” Along with this we are also getting big UPS. We also bought a large quantity of diesel for the series from Australia. There is a diesel vehicle outside the stadium and it supplies fuel to the generator.

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