The 2022 Asia Cup will be held later this year between August 27 and September 11, the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) announced on Saturday.
The tournament will be played in the T20 format and the qualifiers for the same will begin from August 20.
“The Asia Cup 2022 (T20 Format) will be held in Sri Lanka from 27 August – 11 September later this year. The Qualifiers for the same will be played 20 August 2022 onwards,” the ACC said in an official statement.
Notably, the Asia Cup is held every two years however, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2020 edition was cancelled.
Since the inception of the tournament in 1984, India remains the most successful side in the history of the tournament after winning seven of the 14 editions so far. During the previous edition of Asia Cup, Team India had defeated Bangladesh in the final in Dubai.
Significantly, the upcoming edition will only be the second time when the tournament will be played in the T20 format. Earlier, the 2016 edition of the tournament was played in the T20 format when India had defeated Bangladesh in the final in Dhaka.