The 2018 Asia Cup is going to be held in the UAE in the month of September this year. Incidentally, it is going to be the 14th edition of this tournament and it will be held in the UAE for the third time. There are 6 participating teams along with defending champions India. The other teams happen to be Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and the new entrants, Hong Kong who succeeded in winning the Qualifier tournament of the 2018 Asia Cup.
This tournament was actually scheduled to be held in India; however, it was shifted to the UAE due to the prevailing political tensions between Pakistan and India. All the 6 teams will be divided into 2 groups each consisting of as many as 3 teams. It will be the top 2 teams from each group that will progress to the tournament’s Super Four section. Following this, the best two teams in this section will advance to the final. The opening game will be played between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on 15 September 2018. The three teams in Group A happen to be India, Pakistan, and Hong Kong. On the other hand, Group B will consist of Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Afghanistan. The final will be played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on 28 September 2018.
Interestingly, this tournament has created tremendous interest amongst the Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan as well as Bangladeshi fans. Those who will not be able to be present at the stadium in person can definitely witness the matches live on television. In case you happen to be from the Asian region or Australia, New Zealand, and Continental Europe (apart from the UK) you can watch the tournament live on Yupptv. Incidentally, Yupptv has got the digital rights to broadcast the matches live in all the aforementioned places. If you happen to be an Indian or a Pakistani fan, there is good news for you. You can watch the much awaited Ind vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2018 live on Yupptv on 19 September 2018.