Virat Kohli (center) the captain of India shakes hands with Shadab Khan of Pakistan after his side's 89 run win on D/L Method during the Group Stage match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between India and Pakistan at Old Trafford on June 16, 2019 in Manchester, England. (Michael Steele/Getty Images)

KOLKATA — Both India and Pakistan will play in the Asia Cup which will be held in Dubai, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly said here Feb. 28.

"Asia Cup will be held in Dubai and both India and Pakistan will play," Ganguly told reporters at Eden Gardens before leaving for Dubai for the ACC meeting on March 3.

Pakistan was supposed to host the tournament organized by the Asian Cricket Council ahead of the T20 World Cup in Australia but India had refused to play there.

The former India captain also congratulated the Indian women's team for advancing to the T20 World Cup semi-final after beating New Zealand.

"They are playing some fantastic cricket and have qualified. Nobody is favorites in a world tournament. They are a good, side let's see where they finish," Ganguly said.

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