Asia Cup 2012 July 23, 2011

Next year's Asia Cup rescheduled

ESPNcricinfo staff

The 2012 Asia Cup has been rescheduled to avoid conflicting with the ODI tri-series in Australia that also includes Sri Lanka and India, the Asian Cricket Council has said. The tournament was originally supposed to be played from March 1 to March 11, but with the tri-series ending on March 8, the tournament will now be played from March 12 to March 22. The venue, Dhaka, remains unchanged.

The 2012 Asia Cup will be the 11th edition of a tournament that has had something of a rocky existence, being played at irregular intervals and tacked on as an afterthought to the already jam-packed schedules of the big four teams of Asian cricket - India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. India are the defending champions, having beaten Sri Lanka in the final of the 2010 edition in Dambulla.

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  • James on July 26, 2011, 21:56 GMT

    Never mind scheduling next year - can they please announce fixtures for Pakistan v Sri Lanka in UAE so I know when to book flight! Jeez - you would be six months too late trying to book a ticket for England v India if you tried three months before let alone enquired as to when matches would be.

  • Dummy4 on July 26, 2011, 19:02 GMT

    pakistan will win

  • Dummy4 on July 26, 2011, 10:12 GMT

    2012 Asia Cup Win ANy One Team But mY tEam Is PaKisTan!

  • Dummy4 on July 25, 2011, 14:05 GMT

    Asia is a sub continent pitch and you cant say that you are the greatest blowing in these pitches is not easy and batting is like heaven. and play in this conditions three to four matches with any sub continent teams and winning is not easy so to be consistent you have to be No.1. so playing world and or any other cup is different from Asia cup world cup and other venues is one good day but playing more match in one team is bringing your effort and courage out from you. playing with Asian team in Asia is not a small task even Bangladesh is tougher in Asia

  • Dummy4 on July 25, 2011, 11:22 GMT

    last time india won the asia cup thats y they r the asia cup defenders also

  • Sumbul on July 25, 2011, 2:33 GMT

    whats the difference btwn THE world cup for cricket and this asia cup...i dnt get it... i thot india are the WORLD cup defenders NOT ASIA CUP...CAN SOMEONE PLSSSSSSS EXPLAIN IM CONFUSED!!

  • avindra on July 24, 2011, 17:04 GMT

    ... it will be awesome if ICC/ACC can schedule this before every World Cup.... if Afghan, Singapore, UAE etc. also participates, it will definitely spice up the WC momentum! ... as 'PratUSA' mentions, asian t20 is also good in every 2 years' gap! only prob is asian cricket boards aren't the most friendliest at the moment. can't wait to see Pakistan back in the cricket arena. good luck to all teams - SL fan

  • Wala on July 24, 2011, 15:36 GMT

    Yes, it is a really good idea if they include countries like Afghanistan, UAE, Nepal, and Malaysia. The competitive cricket in Bangladesh was developed from Asia cup. And of course this is Asia cup, not the South Asia cup. If organization of ACC is good, expansion of the tournament should be easy. At least get all the asian teams that played in common wealth games. The time is right to get teams from countries like Singapore, Hong-Kong and China. All these are very practical decisions if someone needs to develop the game of cricket, with its true meaning. Cricket the team game not the money game.

  • syed on July 24, 2011, 13:21 GMT

    well they really need to hold an ASIA T20, which has some of the explosive players in the world of T20, games between pakistan, india, srilanka and bangladesh needs to be staged and ofcourse there is more than enough budget to hold that event, and the ACC should really look into it, with the BCCI have the $$$ and they need to devolop the game in asia, look at IPL and how that have attracted a hugh variety of fans around the worl so i am sure that ASIA INT.T20 will be a hugh success for the ASIA and for the spirit of the game:)

  • Dummy4 on July 24, 2011, 12:08 GMT

    They should change the Asia Cup to T20 format and have 8 teams. As per present ACC tournament the 8 teams would be Ind, Pak, SL, BD and then Afg, Nep, Malay & UAE

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