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The 2014 Asia Cup is set to be held in Bangladesh, second time in succession, after India said it was unable to host the tournament because of the “packed schedule”. Ironically, Bangladesh faces a much more hectic schedule than India.

[caption id="attachment_543" align="alignright" width="300"]Last edition’s champions Pakistan will be defending their title in the 2014 Asia Cup (Photo: Getty Images) Last edition’s champions Pakistan will be defending their title in the 2014 Asia Cup (Photo: Getty Images)[/caption]

The tournament is tentatively set to be held from February 24 to March 8.

India informed Asian Cricket Council (ACC) members of the decision during the board meeting of the council held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on April 8. India said it would be busy hosting New Zealand during the same period.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is also negotiating with New Zealand Cricket to cut short the tour to two Tests, two ODIs and two Twenty20s. Originally, India and New Zealand are scheduled to play three Tests, five one-dayers and a single T20, according to the ICC’s Future Tours Programme (FTP).

To host the 2014 Asia Cup, Bangladesh has decided to postpone a tri-nation series scheduled with Sri Lanka and Pakistan, scheduled to be held during the same period just before World Cup Twenty20 begin on March 16, which will also be held in Bangladesh.

Bangladesh is also scheduled to host Sri Lanka before the tri-series. According to the FTP, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are set to play two Tests and three one-dayers from the second week of February.
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