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2021 Asia Cup postponed to 2023 due to packed schedule

The 2021 edition of the Asia Cup will now be held in 2023 due to a lack of window in a rejigged cricket calendar that is constantly subject to change amid an evolving Covid-19 situation.
File Photo of the Asia Cup trophy.(Twitter)
File Photo of the Asia Cup trophy.(Twitter)
Published on May 23, 2021 07:20 PM IST
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ICC Meet: BCCI hoping for formal postponement of T20 WC on Monday

With India’s case load also exceeding the 10 lakh mark, including more than 26,000 deaths, the IPL, if it is held, is likely to move to the UAE once the central government gives its go ahead.
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Representational image.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 19, 2020 12:19 PM IST
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‘Don’t know when opportunity will come but I’m ready’: Ajinkya Rahane keen to make ODI comeback

Rahane has scored 2962 runs from 90 matches at an average of 35.26 of which 843 have come from batting at No. 4 in 27 matches with an average of 36.65.
Ajinkya Rahane last played an ODI in early 2018.(Getty Images)
Ajinkya Rahane last played an ODI in early 2018.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jul 11, 2020 08:14 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com

Shahid Afridi relives Asia Cup 2014 win over India, reveals how he tricked Ashwin to hit him for consecutive sixes

While most of India’s title clashes have been with Sri Lanka, India have had some thrilling encounters against arch-rivals Pakistan in the tournament. One such clash took place in the 2014, when the Indians were beaten in the last over by Pakistan.
File image of Shahid Afridi celebrating.(Reuters)
File image of Shahid Afridi celebrating.(Reuters)
Updated on Jul 10, 2020 09:04 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com

Asia Cup cricket tournament postponed till June 2021: Asian Cricket Council

“From the onset the Board was keen on organising the tournament as per the original schedule. However, travel restrictions, country-specific quarantine requirements, fundamental health risks and social distancing mandates have posed as substantial challenges to the holding of the Asia Cup,” ACC said in a statement read.
File photo of captains with the Asia Cup trophy ahead of the 2018 tournament which was won by India.(Twitter/Asian Cricket Council)
File photo of captains with the Asia Cup trophy ahead of the 2018 tournament which was won by India.(Twitter/Asian Cricket Council)
Updated on Jul 09, 2020 07:53 PM IST
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Ganguly’s statement regarding Asia Cup holds no weight: PCB

The media director of the PCB has countered Ganguly’s claims that the Asia Cup 2020 stands cancelled, saying an announcement of such importance can only be made by president of the ACC.
File image of BCCI president Sourav Ganguly.(AFP Image)
File image of BCCI president Sourav Ganguly.(AFP Image)
Updated on Jul 09, 2020 08:41 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly announces cancellation of Asia Cup in September - Report

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday announced the cancellation of the Asia Cup, which was scheduled to be held in September.
BCCI president Sourav Ganguly.(PTI)
BCCI president Sourav Ganguly.(PTI)
Updated on Jul 08, 2020 07:30 PM IST
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The history of all 14 India-Pakistan matches in Asia Cup

So far, India have played against Pakistan on 14 occasions in Asia Cup since 1984, winning eight and losing five, while one match was washed out. Hindustan Times takes a look at how the two teams fared when they clashed against each other in their bid for Asian supremacy.
Sehwag drives off Umar Gul(Twitter)
Sehwag drives off Umar Gul(Twitter)
Updated on Jun 26, 2020 03:14 PM IST
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Asia Cup will go ahead in either Sri Lanka or UAE: PCB CEO

“The Asia Cup will go ahead. The Pakistan team returns from England on 2nd September so we can have the tournament in September or October,” PCB CEO said at a media conference in Karachi.
Captains pose with Asia Cup trophy ahead of 2018 edition.(ACC)
Captains pose with Asia Cup trophy ahead of 2018 edition.(ACC)
Updated on Jun 24, 2020 10:20 AM IST
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Sri Lanka likely hosts of Asia Cup 2020 instead of Pakistan as PCB offers a swap - Report

Pakistan were the original hosts of this year’s edition but considering its tension with India and the current situation of Covid-19, the PCB has decided to offer SLC to host this edition of Asia Cup and in return get the hosting rights of the 2022 edition of the tournament, reported ESPNCricinfo.
Captains posing with the Asia Cup in 2018.(ACC)
Captains posing with the Asia Cup in 2018.(ACC)
Updated on Jun 12, 2020 04:23 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com

Looking at September end or early October start: IPL chairman

The BCCI has reportedly zeroed in on the September-October window to stage the 13th edition of the IPL, which currently stands postponed indefinitely.
Will it? Won’t it? The future of the IPL 2020 hangs in the balance(BCCI Image)
Will it? Won’t it? The future of the IPL 2020 hangs in the balance(BCCI Image)
Updated on Jun 12, 2020 12:03 AM IST
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Asia Cup: Decision on hold; Sri Lanka ready to host, says SLC chief

The event is scheduled in September and while it is the PCB’s turn to host, shifting it to another country seems inevitable considering that India would not travel to Pakistan.
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Representational image.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 09, 2020 05:14 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Competitive cricket will return to Australia after coronavirus hiatus with T20 carnival

The tournament, featuring seven Darwin Premier Grade clubs and an Invitational XI comprising best players from the Northern Territory’s ‘Asia Cup’ competition, will be a testing ground for cricket in a COVID-19 environment.
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Representational image.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 04, 2020 11:10 AM IST
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Melbourne | ByPress Trust of India

Chuni Goswami - A footballer who could count India’s president as his fan

The iconic sportsperson, who also played first-class cricket for Bengal, was 82 and breathed his last at a hospital here. He is survived by his wife Basanti and son Sudipto.
A file photo of Chuni Goswami.(Twitter)
A file photo of Chuni Goswami.(Twitter)
Updated on May 01, 2020 10:44 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | ByDhiman Sarkar

PCB chief Mani admits Asia Cup will be held at neutral venue

A few days back, Mani had disagreed with Ganguly who had said that India can’t play in Pakistan -- the designated host country -- due to security concern.
Pakistan Cricket Board's new managing director Wasim Khan, right, looks on during a press conference with the PCB chairman Ehsan Mani in Lahore.(AP)
Pakistan Cricket Board's new managing director Wasim Khan, right, looks on during a press conference with the PCB chairman Ehsan Mani in Lahore.(AP)
Updated on Mar 07, 2020 04:40 PM IST
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BCCI chief Sourav Ganguly not to attend ACC meeting because of coronavirus scare

Ganguly on last Friday said that the next Asia Cup will be held in Dubai, paving the way for both India and Pakistan to participate in the continental tournament.
A file photo of BCCI President Sourav Ganguly.(HT Photo)
A file photo of BCCI President Sourav Ganguly.(HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 02, 2020 01:19 AM IST
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Kolkata | ByPress Trust of India

Sourav Ganguly confirms Dubai as Asia Cup venue; asserts participation of India and Pakistan

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly on Friday made it clear that Dubai will host the upcoming edition of Asia Cup and both India and Pakistan will take part in it.
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly(Photo by Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly(Photo by Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Feb 28, 2020 09:12 PM IST
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Kolkata | ByPress Trust of India

PCB chief hints at Pakistan giving up Asia Cup hosting rights

The ACC is due to meet in first week of March where Ehsan Mani said venues and other details of the Asia Cup would be finalised.
File image: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ehsan Mani(AP)
File image: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ehsan Mani(AP)
Updated on Feb 19, 2020 06:29 PM IST
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Karachi | ByPTI

‘We were waiting, wanted India to know how it feels: Bangladesh U19 bowler on ‘dirty’ behaviour after World Cup final

Two Indians -- Akash Singh and Ravi Bishnoi -- and three Bangladeshi players -- Md Towhid Hridoy, Shamim Hossain and Rakibul Hasan -- were found guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct.
Bangladesh defeated India in U19 World Cup final.(Twitter/Cricket World Cup)
Bangladesh defeated India in U19 World Cup final.(Twitter/Cricket World Cup)
Updated on Sep 22, 2020 07:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Won’t travel to India for T20 World Cup if they won’t come to Pakistan for Asia Cup: PCB

The senior Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) official dismissed reports that PCB had given up Asia Cup hosting rights to BCB in exchange for Bangladesh sending its team to Pakistan.
File image of India skipper Virat Kohli in action against Pakistan.(Action Images via Reuters)
File image of India skipper Virat Kohli in action against Pakistan.(Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on Jan 25, 2020 04:45 PM IST
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Karachi | ByPTI

Shoaib Akhtar hints at possible barter deal between Bangladesh and Pakistan for Asia Cup hosting rights

“There are speculations and reports that Bangladesh has been successful in getting what they want and also bartered the hosting rights for the Asia Cup in return to touring Pakistan,” said Shoaib Akthar
Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar(Getty Images)
Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar(Getty Images)
Updated on Jan 16, 2020 07:05 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Afghanistan humble West indies, win T20I series 2-1

After a 0-3 mauling in the ODIs, the series win in T20s is a shot in the arm for the Rashid Khan and Co, who are aiming to make an impression at next year’s Asia Cup and the World Cup T20.
Afghanistan win series 2-1.(Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)
Afghanistan win series 2-1.(Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 18, 2019 08:15 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | BySharad Deep

Indian teams for U19 Challenger Cup announced

Uttar Pradesh’s wicketkeeper Dhruv Jorel will captain India A while his statemate Priyam Garg will lead India B. India C will be led by Karnataka’s Shubhang Hegde.
A file photo of Yashasvi Jaiswal.(PTI)
A file photo of Yashasvi Jaiswal.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 08, 2019 07:27 PM IST
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Anshuman Rath - Former Hong Kong skipper pursuing India dream

The young wicket-keeper batsman from Hong Kong kept his dream of playing for India alive by finally making his move to the Indian domestic circuit as he registered with the Vidarbha Cricket Association as a local player.
File image of Anshuman Rath.(Twitter)
File image of Anshuman Rath.(Twitter)
Updated on Nov 01, 2019 11:32 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | BySayan Ghosh

More masks on the way as Bangladesh cricketers struggle to cope with Delhi smog

India vs Bangladesh: Taken aback by the poor air quality in New Delhi, the Bangladesh team management is considering to arrange more masks for the rest of the team.
Bangladesh cricketer Liton Das wears a mask in New Delhi on Thursday(ANI)
Bangladesh cricketer Liton Das wears a mask in New Delhi on Thursday(ANI)
Updated on Nov 01, 2019 10:37 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAritra Mukherjee

Afghanistan keen to rise after World Cup washout

Having named Gulbadin Naib just before the mega tournament, the Afghanistan Board has handed the job in all formats to Rashid Khan.
Afghanistan's Rashid Khan reacts.(Action Images via Reuters)
Afghanistan's Rashid Khan reacts.(Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on Oct 30, 2019 08:26 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | BySharad Deep

Kamlesh Nagarkoti returns to Indian team for Emerging Asia Cup

The pacer, who excelled in India’s triumphant campaign at the U-19 World Cup in New Zealand last year, has been constantly monitored by experts at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru.
File image of Kamlesh Nagarkoti(Getty Images)
File image of Kamlesh Nagarkoti(Getty Images)
Updated on Sep 30, 2019 05:59 PM IST
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Asia Cup In Pakistan: PCB to wait for BCCI’s confirmation till June 2020

However the final decision to shift the tournament will be Asian Cricket Council’s prerogative. “But that is a decision for the Asian Cricket Council and ICC to make. We are ready to have India in the Asia Cup,” Khan said.
India captain Virat Kohli shakes hands with Pakistan’s Imad Wasim.(File/Reuters)
India captain Virat Kohli shakes hands with Pakistan’s Imad Wasim.(File/Reuters)
Updated on Sep 29, 2019 09:39 PM IST
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Karachi | ByPTI

Ajantha Mendis retires from all forms of cricket

Ajantha Mendis, who made his debut for Sri Lanka in 2008 and last played in international cricket in 2015, took 288 wickets for his country across the three formats.
A file photo of Ajantha Mendis.(Getty Images)
A file photo of Ajantha Mendis.(Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 29, 2019 08:23 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

ICC World Cup 2019: Tweaks that transformed the Tigers of Bangladesh

Bangladesh have generally done well at the Asia Cup. But the goalposts have shifted.
Bangladesh's Liton Das celebrates after running out Afghanistan's Ikram Alikhil.(Action Images via Reuters)
Bangladesh's Liton Das celebrates after running out Afghanistan's Ikram Alikhil.(Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on Jun 25, 2019 07:50 AM IST
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