File photo of Virat Kohli and Babar Azam© Twitter
The schedule for the upcoming 2022 Asia Cup was announced on Tuesday and the tournament will see arch-rivals India and Pakistan face each other in Group A match on August 28 in Dubai. In all likelihood, these two teams will clash again in the Super 4s stage later in the tournament. India and Pakistan will meet for the first time since last year’s T20 World Cup, with the Babar Azam-led squad beating the then Virat Kohli-led team.
As fans anticipate the clash between India and Pakistan, former Indian batter Wasim Jaffer shared a hilarious meme from the hit Netflix show ‘Narcos’ in which he predicted the luck of the broadcasters.
Jaffer wrote on Twitter: “2 India v Pak matches in Asia Cup. Meanwhile broadcasters: #INDvPAK.”
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) August 2, 2022
It was previously confirmed that the Asia Cup will be hosted by Sri Lanka in the UAE. The tournament was moved from Sri Lanka due to the ongoing economic crisis.
The match against Pakistan would be India’s first match in the upcoming Asian Cup, and after this match, the Rohit Sharma-led team will face a qualifier. After the group stage matches, there would be a Super 4 stage and the top two teams would advance to the final.
Earlier, announcing the relocation of the Asian Cup from Sri Lanka to the UAE, Asian Cricket Council President Jay Shah said: “Given the prevailing situation in Sri Lanka, the ACC has unanimously concluded after extensive deliberation that it is appropriate would be to move the tournament from Sri Lanka to the UAE,” the ACC said in a statement.
“Every effort has been made to host the Asian Cup in Sri Lanka and the decision to move the venue to the UAE was made after much deliberation. The UAE will be the new venue while Sri Lanka will retain the hosting rights,” he added. ready.
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