B’desh to host 2016 Asia Cup

Bangladesh, Oct. 29 (ANI): Bangladesh will host the Asia Cup for the third consecutive time, starting from February 2016.

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan revealed that Pakistan raised the idea that his country should host the next year’s Asia Cup to which everyone agreed.

Hassan affirmed that four Test nations namely the hosts, Nazmul Hassan, Pakistan and Sri Lanka would get direct entry in the tournament.

Meanwhile, Afghanistan, Oman, Hong Kong and UAE would compete in the qualifying round to get entry to the Asia Cup as Associate nation.

The 2016 edition of the tournament would also feature T20 for the first time. The previous two editions of the Asia Cup were held in Dhaka in 2012 and 2014. (ANI)

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