The ACC Asia Cup is a men’s cricket tournament in which one-day and T20 international matches are played. Founded in 1983, the Asia cup tournament began with the creation of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC). Its main aim is to encourage goodwill and friendliness between Asian countries. The Asia cup was to be played every two years.
The first season of Asia cup was played in 1984 in Sharjah in the UAE. In 1986, India didn’t participate in the tournament due to cricket tension with Sri Lanka. While Pakistan also boycotted the tournament in 1990–91 due to political tension with India, the 1993 tournament was canceled owing to similar reasons.
In 2016, the T20 matches were played in the Asia Cup for the first time. The top 2 Asia Cup winners are India and Sri Lanka. Indian cricket team has won six titles in ODIs and one in the T20 format. Sri Lanka has won 5 titles. To date, Sri Lanka has played the most number of Asia cups, i.e., 14. India and Pakistan both have played 13 Asia Cups each.