UNIMONI ASIA CUP 2018 CAPTAIN’S PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY

MEDIA ADVISORY
14 SEPTEMBER, 2018


Captains of India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Hong Kong and Afghanistan, the six teams participating in the Unimoni Asia Cup 2018, will address a press conference at Dubai International stadium on September 14 at 4:30 pm. Media registration will begin at 3:30 pm.

Update on accreditation pick-up : Accreditation cards will be available for pick up today at from 10 am -1pm at ICC Cricket Academy, and then from 2pm-6pm at Dubai International Stadium.

Captain’s Press Conference and Trophy Reveal

What: Unimoni Asia Cup 2018 – Captain’s Press Conference

When: Friday, 14 September, 4:15 pm

(Media Registration begins at 3:30 pm)

Who: Captains of India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Hong Kong and Afghanistan.

Where: Dubai International Stadium, Dubai Sports City, Dubai

Photo Opportunity with Six Captains at Dubai International Stadium

What: Unimoni Asia Cup 2018 Trophy Tour – Photo Opportunity with Six Captains and Trophy

When: Friday, 14 September, 5 pm

Where: Dubai International Stadium, Dubai Sports City, Dubai

Imam-ul-Haq, Pakistan

On Home advantage for Pakistan: “We have played a lot of cricket here (Dubai and UAE) for the last seven to eight years so we have that advantage that we know the conditions well. But India has played IPL here, and the wickets in Asia, in India, Bangladesh and Pakistan are very similar, so I don’t think it will affect the other teams that much.”

On Asia Cup being more than India–Pakistan contest: “This is a cricket contest, all the teams, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, have a lot of potential, and they have a lot good youngsters coming up and you could see an upset, this isn’t just about India and Pakistan Asia Cup, it is about all the teams chipping in before the world cup, and I think it is going to be an exciting tournament.”

On comparison with uncle Inzamam-ul-Haq: “I want to be the first Imam-ul-Haq, I have a bat, there is a ground, and I want to perform.”

Kusal Perera, Sri Lanka

On opening game against Bangladesh: “As a team we are very confident, we have backed ourselves very well. We have done our homework. We are taking it one game at a time, firstly we are facing Bangladesh, so we are trying to give it our best shot, and we will see how the result goes.”

About ACC Asia Cup

The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Asia Cup is a men’s One Day International and Twenty20 International cricket tournament played on a biennial basis.  The 2018 edition is an ODI event and will take place from 15th – 28th September, with a total of 13 games being played in both Dubai International Stadium, Dubai and Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi.

The 2018 Unimoni Asia Cup will see five games played at the Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi and eight taking place at the Dubai International Stadium in Dubai Sports City, with the final being held on 28th September. More than 150,000 fans are expected to attend the 13-day tournament.

For further details, please contact:
Roshni Jayakrishnan
Media Consultant,
Dubai Sports City
Tel: +971 52 631 6535
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Filed September 14th, 2018