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Asia Cup from June 25


Pakistan will host the Asia Cup cricket tournament from June 25 in Karachi and Lahore, it was decided at a meeting between PCB chairman Nasim Ashraf and Asian Cricket Council (ACC) officials in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday.

Ashraf held meetings with ACC officials to finalise the Asia Cup itinerary which is yet to be released officially. A PCB official said it was confirmed the Asia Cup would continue till July 6 and on the same day the ACC annual general body meeting would also be held in Karachi to hand over the Presidentship and charge of the ACC to Pakistan for a two-year period as per the rotation policy adopted by the continental body.

The ACC will also celebrate its 25th founding anniversary with Pakistan wanting to invite some two dozen delegates from the ICC and member boards for the celebrations. A ceremony to mark the occasion will take place in Karachi on June 5, on the eve of the Asia Cup final.

This is the first time the Asia Cup is being staged in Pakistan, and is the first edition of what was meant to originally be an annual event, since 2004. The initial group phase of matches will be held in Lahore, while the second stage as well as the final will be held in Karachi. As the heat is expected to be severe, particularly in Lahore, all matches will be day-night contests.

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