Asia Cup 2018 was due to be held in India in September, sparking protests from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)
who called for the event to be relocated. This year's Asia Cup is moved out of India to UAE and will be held from
India has continued to square off with Pakistan in international events like the 2016 Asia Cup in Bangladesh, the World Twenty20 at home and the 2017 Champions Trophy in England.
The Asia Cup has been marred by strained Indo-Pak relations since its inception when the UAE hosted it in 1984.
Two years later, India pulled out of the event in Sri Lanka, while Pakistan refused to send its team to India when it hosted the cup in 1991.
With Pakistan and India unable to host, Bangladesh held three straight Asian Cups from 2012 to 2016.
Six Asian teams will compete in the 50-over Asia Cup : India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan are the five top teams while,
there will be a qualifying round to select the sixth team.
The UAE has in recent times established itself as a central hub for international cricket.
Pakistan have been playing their home series in the Emirates since 2009, while the Pakistan Super League (PSL),
Pakistan's Twenty20 tournament, has been primarily hosted in the UAE since its launch three years ago.