Pakistan will host the Asia Cup from June 24th to July 6 in Karachi and Lahore this year, the Pakistan board has announced. Sri Lanka, India and Bangladesh - the other big names in the tournament - have confirmed their participation in the event.
This is the first time the tournament is being staged in Pakistan, and is the first edition of what was meant to originally be an annual event, since 2004.
The initial group phase of matches will be held in Lahore, while the second stage as well as the final will be held in Karachi. As the heat is expected to be severe, particularly in Lahore, all matches will be day-night contests.
Six teams will be divided into two groups namely Group A and B. All of them will play with each other in their corresponding groups then top two teams from each group will advanced to next stage.
Then all four teams will play with each other and based on points top two teams will move to Final to be played on July 6th 2008 to be played at National Stadium, Karachi.
Asia Cup 2008 Fixture (All timing are mentioned in GMT+)