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ICC Awards Odi Status To All Matches Of Asia Cup

The International Cricket Council confirmed that it has awarded One Day International status to all matches of the upcoming Asia Cup 2018, which will take place in Abu Dhabi and Dubai from September 15-28.

ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said granting Odi status to all matches in the Asia Cup is a positive step taken by the ICC board as we continue to take an in-depth look at International Cricket structures in relation to our long-term ambition of growing the game.

He said Hong Kong are the only team in the Tournament without Odi status and they will play first round matches against Pakistan and India on September 16 and 18.

Apart from Hong Kong, Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will take part in the two-week event.

These five sides will feature in the 10-team ICC World Cup 2019, which will take place in England and Wales next year from May 30 to July 14.