Six countries have confirmed their berths in the 2018 ACC Asia Cup Qualifierto be held in Malaysia on August 29 to September 6.

Hosts Malaysia will be joined by Hong Kong, Nepal, Oman, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates for one qualifying spot at the Asia Cup in Dubai and Abu Dhabi on September 15-28.

Three grounds will be used for the tournament. They are the Kinrara Oval, the Bayuemas Oval in Klang and the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Oval in Bangi.

In the fixtures released on Friday, Malaysia will take on Hong Kong, Nepal face Oman while Singapore meet UAE in the opening matches on August 29.

Upon the completion of the round-robin phase, the top two teams advance to the final on September 6 at the Kinrara Oval.

The winners will join defending champions India and Pakistan in Group A of the Asia Cup. Group B is made up of Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

The top two teams from each of the groups will progress to the Super Four section, from where the top two teams will then play each other in the final.

The 14th edition of the Asia Cup is being held in the UAE for the third time, after the 1984 and 1995 tournaments.

The Asia Cup is reverting to a one-day international tournament after being held as a Twenty20 event in 2016.


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Filed July 27th, 2018