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Asia Cup 2016 to be played in Twenty20 format to help prepare for World T20

Apr 16, 2015    

Asia Cup 2016 is set to undergo a radical change and will be a Twenty20 competition instead of the 50-over game, outgoing Asian Cricket Council (ACC) chief executive Syed Ashraful Haq revealed on Thursday.Ashraful said the 2016 edition would be held early next year as a prelude to the World Twenty20, which will be held in India from March 11 to April 3, according to an exclusive report cricket.com.au.The tournament would then revert to the 50-over format in 2018 ahead of the 2019 World Cup in England and be played as a T20 competition again in 2020."As there is a World Twenty20 in 2016, t...

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