Dubai: Heading the coordinating meeting of the Dubai Events Security Committee (ESC), Brigadier Rashid Khalifa Al Falasi, Acting Assistant Commandant for Operations Affairs in Dubai Police and Acting Chairman of the ESC, has reaffirmed the committee’s full readiness to secure the 15th edition of the Asia Cup cricket tournament.
Brig. Al Falasi also reviewed security measures for the matches to be held at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium between August 27 and September 11, 2022. He also reviewed the latest intelligent technologies employed by the Dubai Police to secure the venue in collaboration with its key partners, members of the ESC.
Brig. Al Falasi also reviewed the ESC’s awareness efforts towards educating the public about the importance of positive engagement and adherence to all safety measures and protocols when attending the matches.
Asia Cup 2022 will bring Asia’s biggest cricket rivalries face to face. These include India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan, along with one qualifying team from the UAE, Kuwait, Hong Kong or Singapore.
About Asia Cup
The Asian Cricket Council Asia Cup is a men’s One Day International and Twenty20 International cricket tournament. It was established in 1983 when the Asian Cricket Council was founded as a measure to promote goodwill between Asian countries. It was originally scheduled to be held every two years. The Asia Cup is the only continental championship in cricket and the winning team becomes the champions of Asia. It alternates every 2-years between ODI and T20I formats.
After downsizing the Asian Cricket Council in 2015, it was announced by the ICC that Asia Cup events from 2016 would be played on a rotation basis between One Day International and Twenty20 International format, on the basis of the format of upcoming world events. As a result, the 2016 event was the first event played in the T20I format and functioned as a preparatory tournament ahead of the 2016 ICC World Twenty20.
India, with seven titles (six ODI and one T20I), is the most successful team in the tournament. Sri Lanka is the second most successful team, with five. Sri Lanka has played the most Asia Cups followed by India, Pakistan and Bangladesh who have played 13 each.
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