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The Asia Cup 2018 schedule was announced on June 24 with the tournament all set to begin from September 15. The highlight of the schedule was the IndiaPakistan clash which is dated on September 19. However, the problem with this is that India do not have a rest day in between as they play qualifier on September 18. Pakistan, on the other hand play their previous game on September 16 which gives them two days gap to prepare for the big game.

Talking to Cricketnext a senior BCCI official expressed his opinion on the same. The scheduling is mindless. There appears to be zero application of mind. How can you accept a scenario where India plays a game today and tomorrow it will face its arch-rival Pakistan who will have a two-day period of rest?

This is unacceptable and has to be revisited. Maybe for the organisers it is just a money-spinning game but for us it is important that there be equity in scheduling, the official added. The one qualifier spot is yet to be decided amongst UAE, Singapore, Oman, Nepal, Malaysia and Hong Kong.