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Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Hong Kong matches to have ODI status in Asia Cup

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ICC has granted ODI status to matches including Hong Kong in the current year's Asia Cup, it was uncovered on Sunday (September 9). Hong Kong, who don't have ODI status, joined India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan in the six-group rivalry to be held in UAE in the wake of winning the qualifying competition as of late. 

The ICC affirmed that the choice was taken to ensure the fans aren't left confounded amid the competition, similar to it was the situation recently amid the World Cup qualifiers in Zimbabwe where certain recreations didn't have ODI status. India and Pakistan have been matched with Hong Kong in the gathering stage. 

"To allow ODI status to all matches in the Asia Cup is a positive advance taken by the ICC Board as we keep on taking an inside and out take a gander at universal cricket structures in connection to our long haul desire of developing the amusement and adding to the one billion fans who as of now take after the game," ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said. 

"Keeping in mind the end goal to rearrange the circumstance we will expand the ICC Cricket World Cup standard of all matches being ODIs to different competitions where some of the groups have ODI status and some not, this incorporates the Asia Cup and ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers. 

"The way that these occasions are available to groups past the current 16 groups that presently have ODI status is imperative and, in like manner, guaranteeing all matches are conceded ODI status is befitting of the occasions and simply remunerate for the groups that have qualified," Richardson additionally included.

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