Asia Cup

ASIA CUP

BRIEF HISTORY OF ASIA CUP


The Asia Cup is a cricket tournament that involves teams from Asia, primarily the member nations of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC). The tournament was first held in 1984 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and has since become a biennial event. Here is a brief history of the Cricket Asia Cup:

  1. 1984 Asia Cup: The inaugural edition of the Asia Cup was held in 1984 in the UAE. The tournament featured four teams: India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and the UAE. India emerged as the champions, defeating Pakistan in the final.
  2. 1986 Asia Cup: The second edition took place in Sri Lanka. The tournament expanded to include five teams: India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and the UAE. Sri Lanka won their first Asia Cup title by defeating Pakistan in the final.
  3. 1988 Asia Cup: The third edition was held in Bangladesh and saw the participation of four teams: India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. India clinched their second Asia Cup trophy by defeating Sri Lanka in the final.
  4. 1990 Asia Cup: The fourth edition took place in India and featured four teams: India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. Sri Lanka emerged as the champions, defeating India in the final.
  5. 1995 Asia Cup: After a five-year gap, the Asia Cup returned in 1995. The tournament was held in the UAE and featured four teams: India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. India won their third Asia Cup title by defeating Sri Lanka in the final.
  6. 1997 Asia Cup: The sixth edition took place in Sri Lanka and saw the participation of four teams: India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. Sri Lanka won their second Asia Cup title by defeating India in the final.
  7. 2000 Asia Cup: The seventh edition was held in Bangladesh and featured four teams: India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. Pakistan emerged as the champions, defeating Sri Lanka in the final.
  8. 2004 Asia Cup: The eighth edition took place in Sri Lanka and saw the participation of six teams: India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, UAE, and Hong Kong. Sri Lanka won their third Asia Cup title by defeating India in the final.
  9. 2008 Asia Cup: The ninth edition was held in Pakistan and featured four teams: India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. Sri Lanka emerged as the champions, defeating India in the final.
  10. 2010 Asia Cup: The tenth edition took place in Sri Lanka and saw the participation of four teams: India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. India clinched their fourth Asia Cup title by defeating Sri Lanka in the final.
  11. 2012 Asia Cup: The eleventh edition was held in Bangladesh and featured four teams: India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. Pakistan emerged as the champions, defeating Bangladesh in the final.
  12. 2014 Asia Cup: The twelfth edition took place in Bangladesh and featured five teams: India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan. Sri Lanka won their fifth Asia Cup title by defeating Pakistan in the final.
  13. 2016 Asia Cup: The thirteenth edition was held in Bangladesh and saw the participation of five teams: India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and the UAE. India emerged as the champions, defeating Bangladesh in the final.
  14. 2018 Asia Cup: The fourteenth edition took place in the UAE and featured six teams: India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Hong Kong. India won their seventh Asia Cup title by defeating Bangladesh in the final.
  15. 2021 Asia Cup: The fifteenth edition was scheduled to be held in Pakistan but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

It is important to note that the Asia Cup has witnessed intense rivalries between teams, particularly India and Pakistan, and has provided several memorable moments in Asian cricket history.

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