The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) officially announced that the upcoming edition of the Asia Cup will be from August 27 to September 11. The tournament is decided to be played in the T20 format while the qualifiers for the tournament will begin from 20th August 2022. “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.
The Asia Cup is a tournament which takes place every 2 years but the 2020 edition of the tournament was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Since the beginning of the tournament in 1984, India is the most successful side in the history, winning seven of the 14 editions of the Asia Cup till now, including the last two editions (1984, 1988, 1990/91, 1995, 2010, 2016 and 2018).
In the Asia Cup 2018, Rohit-Sharma led Team India defeated Bangladesh in the final in Dubai to clinch the Asia Cup for a record 7 times.
The upcoming edition of the Asia Cup will only be the 2nd time when the tournament will be played in the T20 format. The 2016 edition was also played in the same T20 format, with India again beating Bangladesh in the final in Dhaka.