World-class cricket stars descend on Abu Dhabi for Asia Cup 2018

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World-class cricket stars descend on Abu Dhabi for Asia Cup 2018

Some of the world’s finest cricketers will descend on Abu Dhabi next month to battle it out for glory.

The 2018 Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Asia Cup will see defending champions India try to reclaim their crown while seeing off the challenge of the likes of Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

The sporting action will play out between Abu Dhabi and Dubai from September 15 and 28 and tickets are on sale now.

Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) is hosting the Asia Cup 2018 on behalf of the Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) and Dubai International Stadium and Zayed Cricket Stadium will be hosting the matches.

In Group A, defending champions India will face Pakistan, while in Group B Sri Lanka will play Bangladesh and Afghanistan.

The games will be played over a 50 over format starting from 3.30pm onwards.

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Khalid Al Zarooni, Vice Chairman, Emirates Cricket Board said, “We are proud to host the 2018 Asia Cup in the UAE, which promises to be a thrilling festival of cricket with some of the world’s best players battling it out on the field.

“The game of cricket is hugely popular here in the UAE, and we are sure there will be a fantastic atmosphere in the stands as well as great entertainment on the field throughout the tournament.”

The first game will see Bangladesh take on Sri Lanka in front of an expected full-house at Dubai International Stadium.

Tickets, priced from Dhs20 to Dhs750, are sure to be popular and will be available via the online booking site Platinumlist and at retail outlets across the UAE right now.

Cricket fans can also buy season tickets for both the venues.

Hospitality packages for VIP and corporate suites can be purchased directly from Dubai Sports City and Abu Dhabi Cricket.

Those interested can email hospitality@dsc.ae or viphospitality@abudhabicricket.ae to find out more about hospitality prices and packages.

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