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Bangladesh to play against India in opening match of Asia Cup


All the matches of the tournament, which is set to be played in the 20-over format for the first time, will be played at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka.Although the dates of the first match and the final had been decided some time ago, it was officially declared on Wednesday.

The high-voltage clash between arch-rivals India and Pakistan has been scheduled for Feb 27, which happens to be a Saturday.The final will be played on Mar 6.The tournament will comprise five teams – the Test-playing India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh and the top qualifier.Associates Afghanistan, United Arab Emirates, Oman and Hong Kong will contend for the spot in a qualifying round, which will also be played in Bangladesh from Feb 19.Bangladesh will host the Asia Cup for a third successive time and a record fifth time overall.2016 Asia Cup schedule:Feb 24: Bangladesh v India,Feb 25: Sri Lanka v Qualifier,Feb 26: Bangladesh v Qualifier,Feb 27: India v Pakistan,Feb 28: Bangladesh v Sri Lanka,Feb 29: Pakistan v Qualifier,Mar 1: India v Sri Lanka,Mar 2: Bangladesh v Pakistan,Mar 3: India v Qualifier,Mar 4: Pakistan v Sri Lanka,Mar 6: Final


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