Asia Cup is st to start in the United Arab Emirates UAE from September 15. The International Cricket Council has awarded ODI status to all the matches despite the inclusion of an associate nation Hong Kong.
The step is being lauded by the cricketing circle as it boosts the confidence of non member nations and persuades other teams to fight hard for the ODI status.
Hong Kong is set to play its games against pakistan on September 16 and india on September September 18 in the league stage.Hong Kong qualified for the only spot left in the 6 side Asia Cup 2018 by overcoming strong favorites UAE in th qualifying round.
There has been a confusion among the cricket fans surrounding the status of one day matches played between non member and full members of the ICC, therefore cricket regulatory has granted ODI status to all the matches. ICC is also thinking about solving the debate regarding award of ODI status to matches with in the next month says ICC Chief Executive David Richardson.
Hong Kong has joined full member nations including Pakistan, India, Sri lanka , Bangladesh and Afghanistan in the Asia Cup and would hope to give their best Performance in the field.