The fixtures and schedule for forthcoming Asia Cup have been declared that will be played from 24 February to 6 March 2016 in Bangladesh. 5 Asian teams will compete in the competition. Apart from hosts Bangladesh, Asian giants India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka will be playing in the tournament. One qualifying from Asia Cup 2016 qualifiers will play in the main event.
This is the first occasion in Asia Cup’s history when competition will be played in T20 format. Bangladesh to play India in the opening match of tournament on 24 February at Shere-e-bangla international stadium in Dhaka. All 11 matches of Asia Cup will be played on this venue.
Arch rivals India-Pakistan will be up against each other on 27th February. It will be there first meet after 2015 cricket world cup group match in which India defeated Pakistan at MCG. Within a span of three weeks India and Pakistan cricket teams will meet each other on cricket field as after Asia Cup game, teams are scheduled to play in ICC World T20 group match on 19 March, 2016.
If teams succeed to enter in the final of Asia Cup, it will be there 3rd meet in quick session of time. Sri Lanka is the defending champion in competition and will be facing qualifier team in their first match of event on 25th February. Oman, United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong and Afghanistan are set to play against each other in the qualifying tournament for Asia Cup.
Let’s have a look at the full schedule and fixture of Asia Cup 2016.
Asia Cup 2016 Fixtures
|24 February||Match 1||Bangladesh vs India||Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium, Dhaka|
|25 February||Match 2||Sri Lanka vs TBC||Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium, Dhaka|
|26 February||Match 3||Bangladesh vs TBC||Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium, Dhaka|
|27 February||Match 4||India vs Pakistan||Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium, Dhaka|
|28 February||Match 5||Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka||Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium, Dhaka|
|29 February||Match 6||Pakistan vs TBC||Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium, Dhaka|
|1 March||Match 7||India vs Sri Lanka||Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium, Dhaka|
|2 March||Match 8||Bangladesh vs Pakistan||Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium, Dhaka|
|3 March||Match 9||India vs TBC||Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium, Dhaka|
|4 March||Match 10||Pakistan vs Sri Lanka||Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium, Dhaka|
|6 March||Match 11||Final||Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium, Dhaka|