New Delhi. Host Bangladesh will begin the 2022 edition of the Women’s Asia Cup against Thailand on October 1. India will also take on Sri Lanka on the same day, while they will face arch-rivals Pakistan on October 7. This is the eighth edition of the Women’s Cup Asia. The first Women’s Asia Cup was held in Colombo and Kandy, Sri Lanka in 2004. The tournament was played regularly until 2018, but was postponed to 2020 and 2021 due to the Kovid-19 pandemic. Now the next edition of the tournament will be played in 2022.
There are seven teams in this tournament in round robin format. All teams will play 6-6 matches. After this the top four teams will qualify for the semi-finals. Two semi-finals will be played between four teams and then the final will be played on October 15. The Women’s Asia Cup is played in T20 format since 2012. Earlier it was played in ODI format. The 2012 edition saw eight teams split into two groups and semi-finals, but the last two editions (2016 and 2018) had fewer teams. In such a situation, there was a battle of finals between the two top teams.
Six-time winners India, hosts Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Malaysia and UAE are the seven teams. Malaysia and UAE have made it to the tournament through the qualifying event ACC Women’s T20 Championship. Bangladesh will host women’s matches for the first time since 2018. All matches to be played in Sylhet will be held at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium and Sylhet Outer Cricket Stadium. Hosts Bangladesh are also the defending champions, as they defeated six-time champions India in an exciting final in 2018. The subsequent 2020 edition could not be conducted due to the pandemic.
India’s full schedule for Women’s Asia Cup 2022:
Date Match Venue Timings
1 October 2022 India vs Sri Lanka Sylhet Outer Cricket Stadium at 1.00 pm
3 October 2022 India vs Malaysia Sylhet Outer Cricket Stadium at 1.00 pm
4 October 2022 India vs UAE Sylhet Outer Cricket Stadium at 1.00 pm
7 October 2022 India vs Pakistan Sylhet International Cricket Stadium at 1.00 PM
8 October 2022 India vs Bangladesh Sylhet International Cricket Stadium at 1.00 pm
10 October 2022 India vs Thailand Sylhet International Cricket Stadium at 1.00 pm
Final will be played on October 15
The first semi-final match of the 2022 Women’s Asia Cup will be played on 13 October at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium at 9.00 am. The second semi-final match will also be held on the same ground on October 13, but the time will be 1.00 pm. The final match of the tournament will be played on October 15 at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium at 1.00 pm.
All the matches of the Women’s Asia Cup 2022 will be telecast live on Star Sports Network. Live streaming of tournament matches will be available on the Disney+ Hotstar app and website.