Bangladesh to host 2014 Asia Cup

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Bangladesh have had to postpone their tri-series against Pakistan and Sri Lanka in order to host the Asia Cup

Bangladesh have agreed to host the 2014 Asia Cup after India, who were supposed to be hosting it initially, blamed a fully packed international schedule as the reason behind why they would not be able to organise the tournament in time.

India first brought up their problems during an Asian Cricket Council (ACC) board meeting on April 8 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The tournament dates have yet to be confirmed, but it is likely to be held between February 24 to March 8.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) noted that they would not be able to host the tournament since all their focus will be diverted to New Zealand’s tour of the country in February and March next year.

During the ACC meeting, it is understood that Bangladesh offered to host the tournament and postpone their tri-series involving Sri Lanka and Pakistan, which was scheduled to take place during the same period of time.

As of right now, the BCCI are still trying to convince New Zealand Cricket (NZC) to trim down their tour to two Tests, two ODIs and two Twenty20 Internationals from the original schedule of three Tests, five ODIs and a one-off Twenty20 International in order to ensure they have adequate time to prepare for the Asia Cup.

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