Mumbai [India], April 10 (ANI): The 2018 Asia Cup, that was earlier scheduled to be held in India, has now been moved out to the United Arab Emirates.

The decision was taken following a meeting of the executive board of the Asian Cricket Council held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

“The ACC Board unanimously approved the staging of Asia Cup 2018 in the U.A.E between September 13 and 28. India will be hosting the upcoming marquee event of Asia in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, ” BCCI said in an official statement.

India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and the winner of Asia Cup qualifier will compete in the 50-overs format event.

The ACC Board also agreed that some matches of Emerging Teams Asia Cup will be played in Pakistan and the majority of the tournament will be hosted by Sri Lanka, the BCCI informed.

Meanwhile, the ACC Board also proposed to have next ACC Annual General Meeting 2018 in Lahore, Pakistan. (ANI)

This is published unedited from the ANI feed.