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Asia Cup moved from Sri Lanka to UAE, says BCCI president Ganguly

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly (right) and former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum (left). (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images)

The forthcoming Asia Cup has been moved to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) due to political and economic instability in Sri Lanka, according to Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly.

Ganguly said the six-team tournament, which is due to be staged from August 26 to September 11, will now be held in the UAE because “it is the only place where there won’t be rain”. It is currently monsoon season across much of the Indian subcontinent, preventing the likes of India and Pakistan from hosting the tournament, but concerns have also been raised about conditions in the UAE as temperatures regularly reach 40°C at this time of year.

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