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Asia Cup 2022 may be moved to a different location due to Sri Lanka’s economic crisis

Asia Cup 2022 May Be Moved To A Different Location Due To Sri Lanka's Economic Crisis

The Asia Cup 2022 is set to take place in Sri Lanka from August 27 to September 11. The 15th edition will be contested in the Twenty20 format amongst Asian nations, taking into consideration the ICC Twenty20 World Cup, which will be held in Australia in October-November of this year. However, it is quite probable that the event will be relocated to a different location than Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka is experiencing its greatest economic crisis in history. The Rajapaksa government is unable to pay for vital imports owing to a scarcity of foreign currency, which has caused the inflation rate to soar, negatively impacting the lives of the general population regularly. The situation has deteriorated to the point that even the current IPL 2022 is not being televised in the nation due to the turmoil.

The final decision is expected to be made during the ICC’s quarterly meeting

Following reports in Cricket Pakistan, the worrying financial situation in Sri Lanka may prevent the Asia Cup from being held there, and as a consequence, the tournament may be shifted to another nation. The ultimate decision, on the other hand, has not yet been reached. Further, according to the article, “In the International Cricket Council (ICC) quarterly meeting, which is scheduled to take place in Dubai on Sunday,” a decision on the change of location will be taken.”

During the multi-nation event, six teams from around the continent will compete against one another. Among those who have already qualified for the event are Sri Lanka, reigning champions India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan. After a qualifying competition, the sixth and final team will be invited to join the rest of the teams. The Qualifiers, which will begin on August 20, will serve as a prelude to the six-team event.

The previous edition of the Asia Cup T20 was contested in Bangladesh. The Indian team, captained by MS Dhoni, beat the Bangladeshi team by eight wickets in a rain-shortened match. The Men in Blue also won the following edition, which was held in the United Arab Emirates and contested in the 50-over format. In a last-ball drama, they defeated Bangladesh by three wickets.

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