Asia Cup 2018, one of the most followed tournaments in Asia, is soon going to commence in UAE. 6 Asian Countries namely India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Hong Kong are competing for the title this year. The first match of the tournament is between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka on 15th September 2018. YuppTV, a South Asian Content provider has officially bagged the Digital Rights to exclusively live stream Asia Cup 2018 in Continental Europe (Excluding UK).
The tournament which usually is organized biennially follows T20 or ODI format alternatively. At times, the format is decided by the upcoming World Cup which is ODI World Cup 2019. Asia Cup is by far the most popular Cricket tournament organized by the BCCI and ACC and is aimed at bettering the relations between the Asian Countries especially India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, etc.
Hong Kong which had secured its place in the Asia Cup 2018 by winning in the qualifiers against UAE is now a part of this year’s Asia Cup. All the above-mentioned Cricket teams except Hong Kong are an official part of Asian Cricket Council and have earned full member status in the council. The other teams are Associate members of the council and are given a chance to compete in the tournament only after winning in the Asia Cup Qualifiers.
The matches will commence on the 15th of September 2018 and will continue till 28th of September 2018. The championship will follow a round robin and knockout format. The teams are divided into the two groups in which every team will play against the other once. The top four teams from the two groups will enter the Super Four Section from which the highest point earners will move onto the final.
Though originally the tournament was scheduled to take place in India, given the strained political relations between the two nations it was organized in UAE to ensure the participation of Pakistan. All the matches will be available to watch live on various television channels. Asia Cup 2018 live streaming will be available on YuppTV from entire Europe except for the UK for a bare minimum price. The live stream is available in HD and can be watched on Laptops, Computers, Smartphones, Smart Televisions, and Gaming Consoles using YuppTV App. YuppTV has also made the tournament available to watch live for free if you buy a yearly package of any language.