Sri Lanka will co-host the upcoming 3rd ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup 2018 with Pakistan from 6th to 15th December.
Under the artificial lights at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury..
The Emerging Teams Asia Cup will be played between eight Asian countries with the five Test nations – Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan fielding their Emerging teams (11 under 23 players plus four players aged above 23) and three Associate nations, UAE, Hong Kong and Oman who will be fielding their national teams.
Sri Lanka won last year’s tournament, the second edition held in Bangladesh beating Pakistan in the final. India won the inaugural Emerging Teams Asia Cup which was held at Singapore in 2013 by defeating their mighty rivals Pakistan.
Group A consist of co-hosts, Sri Lanka, India, Afghanistan and Oman with their matches to be played at R. Premadasa Stadium and CCC Grounds, while in Group B, co-hosts, Pakistan, Bangladesh, UAE and Hong Kong will battle it out in two different venues in Karachi, Pakistan.
The semi-finals and final will only be played in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Group ‘A’ Fixtures
December 7th – Sri Lanka vs Oman at R. Premadasa, Colombo
December 7th – India vs Afghanistan at CCC Grounds, Colombo
December 8th – Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan at CCC Grounds, Colombo
December 8th – India vs Oman at R. Premadasa, Colombo
December 10th – Sri Lanka vs India at R. Premadasa, Colombo
December 10th – Afghanistan vs Oman at CCC Grounds, Colombo
Group ‘B’ Fixtures
December 6th – Pakistan vs Hong Kong at NSK, Karachi
December 6th – Bangladesh vs UAE at SG, Karachi
December 7th – Pakistan vs UAE at NSK, Karachi
December 7th – Bangladesh vs Hong Kong at SG, Karachi
December 9th – Pakistan vs Bangladesh at NSK, Karachi
December 9th – UAE vs Hong Kong at SG, Karachi
Knockout Stage Fixtures
December 13th – S/F 1 – Group B Winner vs Group A Runner Up at R. Premadasa, Colombo
December 13th – S/F 2 – Group A Winner vs Group B Runner Up at CCC Grounds, Colombo
December 15th – Final – Winner 1st S/F vs Winner 2nd S/F at R. Premadasa, Colombo