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About Asia Cup

Asia Cup Winner - Sri LankaThe Asia Cup was conceived in 1983 when the Asian Cricket Council was created as a measure to promote goodwill between Asian countries. It was originally scheduled to be held every two years. The first edition was held in 1984 in Sharjah, UAE. Indian cricket team has lifted the Asia cup the most (4)times and appeared in every final apart from the 1986 and 2000 cup.

The ninth edition of the Asia Cup is scheduled to be held in Pakistan in june 2008.

Format of Asia Cup 2008

The format sees two groups of three sides, where each side in each group plays each other once. The top two teams in each group play in knock-out semi-finals, with a one-off final to follow.

Asia cup 2008 - Schedule

Tournament will start from june 24, 2008 and will end up on july 6th, 2008. Karachi will host 10 of the 13 matches, while Lahore will host three and all matches will be day-night, starting late in the afternoon.

Timing

Teams

Venue

Tue 24 Jun

Group A - Bangladesh v United Arab Emirates

Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

Tue 24 Jun

Group B - Pakistan v Hong Kong

National Stadium, Karachi

Wed 25 Jun

Group A - Bangladesh v Sri Lanka

Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

Wed 25 Jun

Group B - Hong Kong v India

National Stadium, Karachi

Thu 26 Jun

Group A - Sri Lanka v United Arab Emirates

Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

Thu 26 Jun

Group B - India v Pakistan

National Stadium, Karachi

Sat 28 Jun

SEMIFINAL - 1A2 v B2

National Stadium, Karachi

Sun 29 Jun

SEMIFINAL - 2 A1 v B1

National Stadium, Karachi

Mon 30 Jun

SEMIFINAL - 3 A1 v A2

National Stadium, Karachi

Wed 2 Jul

SEMIFINAL - 4 B1 v B2

National Stadium, Karachi

Thu 3 Jul

SEMIFINAL - 5 A1 v B2

National Stadium, Karachi

Fri 4 Jul

SEMIFINAL - 6 A2 v B1

National Stadium, Karachi

Sun 6 Jul

Asia Cup 2008 Final

National Stadium, Karachi