India, Pakistan set for Asia Cup clash in Dubai

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India and Pakistan will clash in an Asia Cup Sunday blockbuster in Dubai on August 28, the organisers said on Tuesday.

Bilateral cricket remains suspended between the neighbours who play each other only in multi-team tournaments.

A day after Sri Lanka take on Afghanistan in the opener, India and Pakistan will lock horns in the tournament's most anticipated match.

The nine-team Twenty20 tournament was shifted to the UAE last month due to the political and economic crisis in Sri Lanka, who retain the hosts' honour.

Dubai hosts 10 matches, including the September 11 final, while three will be played in Sharjah, Asian Cricket Council (ACC) president Jay Shah, who is also the secretary of the Indian cricket board, said on Twitter.

Pakistan beat India by 10 wickets in a T20 World Cup match in Dubai last year in their previous encounter.

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