Micromax will again be the title sponsor of Asia Cup 2016 © Getty Images (Representational Photo)
Micromax will again be the title sponsor of Asia Cup 2016 © Getty Images (Representational Photo)

New Delhi: Mobile phone manufacturers Micromax has bagged the title sponsorship rights for the Asia Cup Twenty20 Tournament 2016, which will be held in Bangladesh from February 24 to March 6. The tournament is a -cursor to the World T20, which will be held in March, in India. Commenting on the Micromax becoming title sponsor of the event Asian Cricket Council President Thilanga Sumathipala said, “ACC is delighted to have Micromax as Title Sponsor of the event and we look forward to working together to deliver a successful event. ALSO READ: Mohammed Shami recalled in India squad for Asia Cup T20 2016

The Indian cricket team will take on their arch rivals Pakistan in the Asia Cup 2016 tournament, whereas the first match of the main round of the tournament will be between Bangladesh and India. It must be remembered that this is the very first time that the Asia Cup tournament — usually a 50-over competition — will be played in Twenty20 format. The change is obviously due to the ICC World T20 2016 tournament, which will be hosted for India for the very first time. Bangladesh will be hosting this tournament once again, and there will be 11 matches in the main tournament that will be held from February 24 to March 6, 2016.

As many as four teams — Afghanistan, UAE, Oman and Hong Kong — will be taking part in the qualifying round of the Asia Cup 2016. But only one of them will advance to the main round, which begins on February 24. Sri Lanka are the defending champions of the Asia Cup tournament as they had won the competition last in 2014.

(With inputs from PTI )