Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka will contest the next Asia Cup from June 15 to 25 next year. Seven ODIs will be played at a venue yet to be established.

“It wasn’t easy finding a window in the busy international schedule of these countries, yet all the Boards were extremely co-operative and keen for the tournament to go ahead so it was done with the good graces of all concerned,” says ACC Chief Executive Syed Ashraful Huq. “The Asia Cup has always been an affirmation of Asia’s core values of unity and fraternity and respect for the principle of developing cricket across the continent,” he adds.

The 2010 Asia Cup will be the 10th such event, the first having been played in 1984. The last Asia Cup was played in Pakistan in June 2008. India and Sri Lanka have won the event four times each.

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Filed Sep 11th, 2009