It all started from Emerging Asia cup 2018 which Pakistan wanted to host but India objected. Pakistan cricket board took the decision without consulting India and India is not in favor of Pakistan hosting the Emerging Asia Cup. Because Indian team was not ready to play there.

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This is second time that India opposed sending their teams to Pakistan. Indian Women cricket team denied at the eleventh hour and resultant ICC cut their 6 points for not playing a bilateral series with Pakistan.

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Pakistan objected on Asia Cup 2018

After these tactics of India, Pakistan decided to counter it in the same way. Pakistan objected on it being held in India. Today on 4th April,2018 in Asian Cricket Council meeting Pakistan denied to play in India with all their concerns. As a result, ACC (Asian Cricket Council) decided to shift this tournament from India to U.A.E.

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Both countries have lost the chance to host mega events. Pakistan has already planned and scheduled the matches in its city Lahore and Karachi. Similarly, India has also completed its official work to host Asia Cup 2018. But now both of these events will be happening away from India and Pakistan due to rivalry of both countries.

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Pakistan still have something to cheer about as some matches of Emerging Asia cup will still be happening in Pakistan. Now, SriLanka and Pakistan will co-host Emerging Aisa cup.



  1. Shikhar Dhawan is an Indian international cricketer. A left-handed opening batsman and occasional right-arm off break bowler, he plays for Delhi in domestic cricket and Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL. He played for the Indian Under-17 and Under-19 teams before making his first-class debut for Delhi in November 2004.


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