Asia Cup, 2010
Pakistan to Take on Champion Lanka in Asia Cup Opener08-Apr-2010 15:43:00 GMT
Mumbai: Pakistan will clash with hosts Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup opener on June 15 while India will take on Bangladesh next day.
The 11-day-long tournament would be played on a single-leg round-robin basis with the top two teams entering the final to be held on June 24, with the next day slated as a reserve day, a media release from broadcast rights owners Nimbus Sport said today.
The Asian Cricket Council and Nimbus have signed a five-year deal for events to be held up to 2014, including three Asia Cup events, the release added.
ACC Chief Executive Ashraful Huq hoped the partnership with Nimbus would help the continental championship to continue to grow "its premier status exponentially across the world."
He also expressed confidence that the agreement would "go a long way in creating possibilities for more Asian nations to play at the highest level possible."
The Asia Cup will be held every alternate year - this year followed by editions in 2012 and 2014. Each tournament would feature India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh playing each other in a league format, with the top two teams playing off in a final to identify the champions of Asia.
- June 15: Sri Lanka v Pakistan
- June 16: India v Bangladesh
- June 17: Reserve Day
- June 18: Sri Lanka v Bangladesh
- June 19: Pakistan v India
- June 20: Reserve Day
- June 21: Pakistan v Bangladesh
- June 22: India v Sri Lanka
- June 23: Reserve Day
- June 24: Final
- June 25: Reserve Day.