UAE and Hong Kong in action during Final of 2018 ACC Asia Cup Qualifiers in Malaysia - Image by Asian Cricket Council @ACCMedia1 (Twitter)

Asian Cricket Council (ACC) have announced the schedule for the upcoming 2018 Emerging Nations Asia Cup from Dec 06th – 15th, 2018, to be jointly co-hosted by Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, India and Oman (2018 Asia Cup Qualifier) are placed in Group A of the tournament, with their matches scheduled to take place in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Pakistan, Bangladesh, Hong Kong (2018 Asia Cup Qualifier) and United Arab Emirates (2018 Asia Cup Qualifier) are placed in Group B of the tournament, with their matches scheduled to take place in Karachi, Pakistan.

The full member nations (India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh & Afghanistan) will be sending their U23 squads to the tournament with 4 players above the U23 age-group allowed per squad.

The Associate member nations (Hong Kong, UAE and Oman) are expected to send their senior side to play in the tournament with Hong Kong already announcing a strong 15-member squad for the event.

2018 ACC Emerging Nations Asia Cup Schedule:

Date Match Venue Timing (Local)
06-Dec-18 Pakistan vs Hong Kong National Stadium, Karachi 9:30 AM
Bangladesh vs UAE SG Ground, Karachi 9:30 AM
07-Dec-18 Sri Lanka vs Oman RPICS, Colombo 9:45 AM
India vs Afghanistan CCC, Colombo 9:45 AM
Pakistan vs UAE National Stadium, Karachi 9:30 AM
Banladesh vs Hong Kong SG Ground, Karachi 9:30 AM
08-Dec-18 Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan CCC, Colombo 9:45 AM
India vs Oman RPICS, Colombo 9:45 AM
09-Dec-18 Pakistan vs Bangladesh National Stadium, Karachi 9:30 AM
UAE vs Hong Kong SG, Karachi 9:30 AM
10-Dec-18 Sri Lanka vs India RPICS, Colombo 9:45 AM
Afghanistan vs Oman CCC, Colombo 9:45 AM
13-Dec-18 Semi-Final #1 (A1 vs B2) CCC, Colombo 9:45 AM
Semi-Final #2 (A2 vs B1) RPICS, Colombo 9:45 AM
15-Dec-18 Final RPICS, Colombo 9:45 AM

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