Bangladesh to host Asia Cup despite security jitters

Sri Lanka's Lahiru Thirimanne (R) plays a shot as Pakistan's Umar Akmal looks on during the Asia Cup one-day cricket tournament final match, at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka, in March 2014Bangladesh will host the Asia Cup cricket for the third time running in February and March despite recent security fears which prompted Australia to cancel a tour, the national cricket chief said. At a meeting in Singapore this week, the Asian Cricket Council decided Bangladesh will hold the tournament, to be played in the Twenty20 format for the first time, just before the ICC World T20 in neighbouring India. “Pakistan proposed that Bangladesh should host next year’s Asia Cup and everyone agreed,” Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan told reporters late Wednesday.

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