The Asia Cup 2018 trophy was presented in Dubai on Friday. The trophy was displayed by the head of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Social Development of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, cabinet member and minister of tolerance and chairman of the Emirates Cricket Board. Team India will put their title on defense in the six-nation tournament that is scheduled to start on September 15. The official Instagram account of the Indian cricket team posted a video of the trophy's inauguration and said: "The Asian Cup Trophy presented in the UAE: what do you think about this beautiful trophy?
The Asian Cup of 2018, in the course of a fortnight, will be played in two different venues in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), namely Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
The tournament is divided into two different groups with India, Pakistan and Hong Kong located in Group A.
India will not be able to count on the services of captain Virat Kohli, who has rested for the tournament. Rohit Sharma will lead the team in his absence.
India has been the most successful team in the tournament, winning the title six times.
Meanwhile, Hong Kong defeated the United Arab Emirates (UAE) favorites in the qualifying final on Friday to reserve their place in the tournament.
Group B includes Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.
Sri Lanka has won the Asian Cup title five times, while Bangladesh has finished runners-up twice.