Pakistan to host Asia Cup in 2006

Published: Friday, February 4, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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Karachi:Pakistan will host the Asia Cup for the first time in March 2006, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan said here on Tuesday.

The PCB chief said that a decision to this effect was taken in a meeting of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) in Dubai.

According to Khan, all the other Test playing nations of the ACC -- India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh -- have confirmed their participation in the tournament.

He added that a few qualifying teams would take part in the tourney. Sri Lanka won the last Asia Cup in Colombo in 2004.

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