Bangladesh to host Asia Cup – 2016
After some fluctuating fortunes, Bangladesh is going to be the host of Asia Cup for the third consecutive time.
The tournament is scheduled to take place from February 28 to March 6, 2016. Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) President Nazmul Hasan Papon, had earlier said about the possibility of arranging the tournament if India would not be interested in that regard.
Now after the latest meeting of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC), it is almost certain that Bangladesh will host the tournament.
The recent peevish attitude by the Hindu fundamentalist group Shibshena against arranging the bilateral series against Pakistan might prologue India’s reluctancy to arrange the Asia Cup prior to the T20 World Cup which is also scheduled to take place in India from March 11 to April 3, 2016.
For the first time ever, the tournament will be arranged in the T20 format instead of regular fifty over matches.
The T20 World Cup 2016 is scheduled to take place in India in closing.