When the world is experiencing a euphoric start to the New Year with the promise of back to back T20 series of epic proportions in the form of the 2016 Asia Cup and ACC World T20 spread through the months of February, March, and April, Bangladesh is neck deep in arrangements leading up to the Asia Cup Cricket series. For the third time in a row, Bangladesh is preparing to play host to the Asia Cup 2016 series with its usual grace and aplomb.
Since the inception of the ACC Asia Cup in the year 1984, Bangladesh has had the honor of hosting the tournament for a record five times including the upcoming 2016 Asia Cup series. The previous editions of 1988, 2000, 2012, and 2014 were played in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
The tournament starting 24th February 2016 will feature 5 cricket teams, India, host Bangladesh, Pakistan, defending champions Sri Lanka, and an associate nation selected via the 2016 Asia Cup Qualifier to be held in the week leading up to the tournament. The four ICC associate members vying for the top spot in the qualifiers are Oman, Afghanistan, Hong Kong, and United Arab Emirates (UAE).
An interesting decision was made regarding the format of the game to be played in the Asia Cup series from here on and that includes an alternating game of ODI and T20 with the formats coinciding with the World Cup series ahead of the tournaments. This year, 2016 Asia Cup preceding the ICC World T20 Championship series will also be played in the T20 format for the very first time since the Asia Cup began three decades ago.
With the format change, Bangladesh adds yet another notch to its honorable post by hosting the first Asia Cup to be played in the T20 format. It also kick starts the tournament by playing against India in the 2016 Asia Cup Opener to be held on 24th February in Dhaka. The ground has been set for an amazing start to the series with both teams in top form to compete against each other.
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