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The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) is a cricket organisation which was established in 1983, to promote and develop the sport of cricket in Asia. Subordinate to the International Cricket Council, the council is the continent's regional administrative body, and currently consists of 43 member associations. Nazmul Hassan is the current president of Asian Cricket Council.

Asian Cricket Council
Asian Cricket Council (logo).png
Official logo of the ACC
AbbreviationACC
Formation19 September 1983 (1983-09-19)
PurposeCricket administration
HeadquartersColombo, Sri Lanka
Membership
43 associations
President
Bangladesh Nazmul Hassan
Parent organization
ICC
Websitewww.asiancricket.org

HistoryEdit

ACC was first headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the council was originally established as the Asian Cricket Conference in 1983, changing its name to the present in 1995. Until 2003, the headquarters of the council were rotated biennially amongst the presidents' and secretaries' home countries. The organisation's current president is Nazmul Hassan Papon, who is also the President of the Bangladesh Cricket Board.

The council runs a development program that supports coaching, umpiring and sports medicine programs in member countries, funded from television revenues collected during the officially sanctioned Asian Cricket Council tournaments including the Asia Cup, Asian Test Championship, ACC Trophy, and various other tournaments.

The current ACC headquartered in Colombo, Sri Lanka, which was officially opened on 20 August 2016.[1]

MembersEdit

The council was formed in New Delhi, India, on 19 September 1983, with the original members being Bangladesh, India, Malaysia, Pakistan, Singapore, and Sri Lanka. ACC member associations are divided into two categories: full and associate members of the ICC are accorded "Full Member Status", whilst associate members of the ICC and ICC non-members (Cambodia, Chinese Taipei, and Tajikistan, as of 2014) are accorded "Associate Member Status".[2] Fiji, Japan, and Papua New Guinea were formerly members of the ACC, but joined the East Asia–Pacific regional council when it was established in 1996.[3]

Full membersEdit

Current members of the Asian Cricket Council
No. Country Association ICC Membership
Status (Approval Date)
ICC
Membership
ACC
Membership
1   India BCCI Full (31 May 1926) 1926 1983
2   Pakistan PCB Full (28 July 1952) 1952 1983
3   Sri Lanka SLC Full (21 July 1981) 1926 1983
4   Bangladesh BCB Full (26 June 2000) 1977 1983
5   Afghanistan ACB Full (22 June 2017) 2001 2003

Associate membersEdit

Current members of the Asian Cricket Council
No. Country Association ICC Membership
Status
ICC
Membership
ACC
Membership
1   Bahrain Bahrain Cricket Association Associate 2001 2003
2   Bhutan Bhutan Cricket Council Board Associate 2001 2001
3   China Chinese Cricket Association Associate 2004 2004
4   Hong Kong Hong Kong Cricket Association Associate 1969 1983
5   Iran Cricket Federation for the Islamic Republic of Iran Associate 2003 2003
6   Kuwait Kuwait Cricket Association Associate 2003 2005
7   Malaysia Malaysian Cricket Association Associate 1967 1983
8   Maldives Cricket Control Board of Maldives Associate 1998 1996
9   Myanmar Myanmar Cricket Federation Associate 2006 2005
10     Nepal Cricket Association of Nepal Associate (ODI status) 1996 1990
11   Oman Oman Cricket Board Associate (ODI status) 2000 2000
12   Qatar Qatar Cricket Association Associate 1999 2000
13   Saudi Arabia Saudi Cricket Centre Associate 2003 2003
14   Singapore Singapore Cricket Association Associate 1974 1983
15   Thailand Thailand Cricket League Associate 2005 1996
16   United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates Cricket Board Associate (ODI status) 1990 1984

Non-ICC membersEdit

Current members of the Asian Cricket Council
No. Country Association ICC Membership
Status (Approval Date)
ICC
Membership
ACC
Membership
1   Cambodia Cricket Association of Cambodia N/A 2012
2   Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei Cricket Association N/A 2012
3   Tajikistan Tajikistan Cricket Federation N/A 2012

Former members that joined East Asia-PacificEdit

Former members of the Asian Cricket Council
No. Country Association ICC Membership
Status (Approval Date)
ICC
Membership
ACC
Membership
1   Fiji Fiji Cricket Association Associate 1965 1996
2   Japan Japan Cricket Association Associate 1989 1996
3   Papua New Guinea Cricket PNG Associate (ODI Status) 1973 1996

Former membersEdit

Former members of the Asian Cricket Council
No. Country Association ICC Membership
Status (Approval Date)
ICC
Membership
ACC
Membership
1   Brunei Brunei Darussalam National Cricket Association N/A 2002–2015 1996

MapEdit

 
Members of the International Cricket Council located in Asia.
     Full ICC members (5)
     Associate ICC members with ODI status (3)
     Associate ICC members (13)
     ACC members which are not members of ICC (3)
     Former ICC members (1)
     Former ACC members now members of ICC East Asia-Pacific (3) – Papua New Guinea and Fiji not shown
     ICC members part of neighbouring associations
     Non-members

OfficialsEdit

Executive Board membersEdit

ACC Executive Board Members [4]
Name Nationality Board Post
Nazmul Hassan Papon   Bangladesh Bangladesh Cricket Board President
K H Imran   Pakistan Pakistan Cricket Board Vice President
Amitabh Choudhary   India Board of Control for Cricket in India Executive Board Member
Ehsan Mani   Pakistan Pakistan Cricket Board Executive Board Member
Kamal Padmasiri   Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Cricket Executive Board Member
Azizullah Fazli   Afghanistan Afghanistan Cricket Board Executive Board Member
Ravi Sehgal   Thailand Cricket Association of Thailand Executive Board Member
Pankaj Khimji   Oman Oman Cricket Executive Board Member
Mohamad Aflah   Maldives Cricket Control Board of Maldives Executive Board Member
Rahul Johri   India Board of Control for Cricket in India Ex Officio; CEO, BCCI
Subhan Ahmad   Pakistan Pakistan Cricket Board Ex-officio, COO, PCB
Ashley De Silva   Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Cricket Ex Officio; CEO, SLC
Nizam Uddin Chowdhury   Bangladesh Bangladesh Cricket Board Ex Officio; CEO, BCB
Shafiq Stanikzai   Afghanistan Afghanistan Cricket Board Ex-officio, CEO, ACB
  • Last Updated: 25 November 2018

ACC Executive CommitteeEdit

ACC Executive Committee [4]
Name Nationality Board Post
Amitabh Choudhary   India Board of Control for Cricket in India Chairman, Executive Committee
Nazmul Hassan Papon   Bangladesh Bangladesh Cricket Board President
Kamal Padmasiri   Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Cricket Member
Ehsan Mani   Pakistan Pakistan Cricket Board Member
Azizullah Fazli   Afghanistan Afghanistan Cricket Board Member
Thusith Perera   Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Cricket Convenor, GM – Finance & Operations

Development teamEdit

Development CommitteeEdit

ACC Development Committee [4]
Name Nationality Board Post
Kamal Padmasiri   Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Cricket Chairman
Nazmul Hassan Papon   Bangladesh Bangladesh Cricket Board President
Mahinda Vallipuram   Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Cricket Member
Nadeem Nadwi   Saudi Arabia Saudi Cricket Centre Member
Manzoor Ahmad   Qatar Qatar Cricket Association Member
Sultan Rana   Pakistan Pakistan Cricket Board Convenor – Events and Development Manager [5]

Resource staff (Umpiring)Edit

Past presidentsEdit

Sl. No Name Country Term
1 N. K. P. Salve   India 1983–85 [6]
2 Gamini Dissanayake   Sri Lanka 1985–87
3 Lt. Gen. G.S Butt   Pakistan 1987
4 Lt. Gen. Zahid Ali Akbar Khan 1988–98
5 Anisul Islam Mahmud   Bangladesh 1989–91
6 Abdulrahman Bukhatir   UAE 1991–93
7 Madhavrao Scindia   India 1993
8 IS Bindra 1993–97
9 Upali Dharmadasa   Sri Lanka 1997–98
10 Thilanga Sumathipala 1998–99
11 Mujibur Rahman   Pakistan 1999-99
12 Zafar Altaf 1999-00
13 Lt. Gen. Tauqir Zia 2000–02
14 Mohammad Ali Asghar   Bangladesh 2002–04
15 Jagmohan Dalmiya   India 2004–05
16 Sharad Pawar 2006-06
17 Jayantha Dharmadasa   Sri Lanka 2006–07
18 Arjuna Ranatunga 2008-08
19 Dr. Nasim Ashraf   Pakistan 2008-08
20 Ijaz Butt 2008–10
21 Mustafa Kamal   Bangladesh 2010–12
22 N. Srinivasan   India 2012–14
23 Jayantha Dharmadasa   Sri Lanka 2014–2015
24 Thilanga Sumathipala 2015–2016
25 Shehreyar Khan   Pakistan 2016–
26 Ehsan Mani   Pakistan 2016–2018

TournamentsEdit

ACC Asia CupEdit

ACC Asia Cup is an international men's One Day International cricket tournament. It was established in 1983 when the Asian Cricket Council was founded as a measure to promote goodwill between Asian countries. It was originally scheduled to be held every two years.

The ACC has announced that the tournament will be held biennially from 2008 onwards. The ICC has ruled that all games played in the Asia Cup have official ODI status.

After downsizing the Asian Cricket Council in 2015, it was announced by the ICC that Asia Cup events from 2016 will be played on a rotation basis between One Day International and Twenty20 International format, on the basis of format of upcoming world events.[7] As a result, the 2016 event will be first event played in the T20I format and will function as a preparatory tournament ahead of the 2016 ICC World Twenty20.

ACC Asia Twenty20Edit

The first ACC Asia Twenty20 was played in 2016. After downsizing the Asian Cricket Council in 2015, it was announced by the ICC that Asia Cup events from 2016 will be played on a rotation basis between One Day International and Twenty20 International format, on the basis of format of upcoming world events.[7] As a result, the 2016 event will be first event played in the T20I format and will function as a preparatory tournament ahead of the 2016 ICC World Twenty20.

ACC Asian Test ChampionshipEdit

ACC Asian Test Championship was a professional Test cricket tournament contested between the Test playing nations of Asia: India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. It was held in 1998–99 when Pakistan won, and in 2001–02 with Sri Lanka as champions. It was originally planned that the tournament would be held every two years, alternatively with the Asia Cup.

India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka competed in the inaugural Asian Test Championship between February and March 1999. Bangladesh could not compete because the ICC had not granted them Test status.

The venues of the round robin matches were rotated between the three countries, with the final to be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh as a neutral venue. Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka by an innings and 175 runs in the final to become the first Asian Test Champions.

Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka competed in the second Asian Test Championship between August 2001 and March 2002. India pulled out of the tournament due to political tensions with Pakistan.The final was held at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, Pakistan. Sri Lanka defeated Pakistan by 8 wickets to win the second Asian Test championship.

ACC Women's Asia CupEdit

ACC Women's Asia Cup is an international One Day International cricket tournament contested by women's cricket teams from Asia. It has been played seven times to date till 2008 it was held in ODI format and since 2012 the tournament is held in T20 format. India winning six tournament while Bangladesh won the trophy in 2018

ACC Fast Track Countries TournamentEdit

ACC Fast Track Countries Tournament, later known as the ACC Premier League is a First-class cricket tournament run by the Asian Cricket Council that is contested between its members nations. It was played three times between 2004 and 2007, and was then replaced by the ACC Twenty20 Cup.

ACC TrophyEdit

ACC Trophy or Asian Cricket Council Trophy is a one-day cricket tournament organised by the Asian Cricket Council for the non-test nations in Asia. The last edition was held in UAE in 2012 as ACC changed tournament structure to three division instead of two.

ACC Twenty20 CupEdit

ACC Twenty20 Cup is a Twenty20 cricket tournament held in Asia. The first tournament was jointly won by Afghanistan and Oman.

ACC Premier LeagueEdit

ACC Premier League is a One Day cricket tournament run by the Asian Cricket Council that is contested between its members nations. It has evolved from the former ACC Trophy Elite cricket competition and involves three divisions; ACC Premier League, ACC Ellite League and ACC Challenge League. The first tournament was held in Malaysia in May 2014.

ACC ChampionshipEdit

ACC Championship 2014 is first tournament of ACC Championship going to held in UAE on 7–14 December 2014. The top 4 teams from 2014 ACC Premier League will qualify for the Championship.

Asian GamesEdit

The team sport of Cricket became a medal sport at the 2010 Asian Games. The last time cricket featured in a major multi-sport event was at the 1998 Commonwealth Games held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The gold medal was won on that occasion by South Africa who defeated Australia by 4 wickets in the final with New Zealand winning the bronze medal.

At a general meeting of the Olympic Council of Asia held in Kuwait on 17 April 2007, it was announced that cricket would be included as a medal sport in the 2010 Asian Games to be held in Guangzhou. Matches would be played on a Twenty20, 20-overs per side format.

Afro-Asia CupEdit

Afro-Asia Cup was a cricket competition played for the first time in 2005 and which is intended to run for at least three years. The idea was to raise money for the Asian Cricket Council and the African Cricket Association and the whole venture was given a massive boost when the ICC somewhat controversially, agreed to give the series of one-day matches full ODI status.

The inaugural competition was a series of three one day matches played between an Asian XI and an African XI. Controversially, the games have been awarded official One Day International status. The teams were selected by former Test match players rather than by national selectors.

Asia XI teamEdit

ACC Asia XI was a team named for the 2005 World Cricket Tsunami Appeal, a one-off match designed to raise funds for charities following the

2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and resulting tsunami. It also competes in a regular Afro-Asia Cup against an Africa XI which was designed as a fund-raiser for the African Cricket Association and the Asian Cricket Council. The Afro-Asian Cup debuted in 2005 and the second tournament was played in 2007.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ASIAN CRICKET COUNCIL TO BE SHIFTED TO COLOMBO". News Radio. Retrieved 20 August 2016.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Members – Asian Cricket Council. Retrieved 9 July 2012.
  3. ^ The Formation of the ACC – Asian Cricket Council. Retrieved 9 July 2012.
  4. ^ a b c "ACC Executive Board Members". Asian Cricket Council.
  5. ^ "Sultan Rana to join Asian Cricket Council". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 12 August 2012.
  6. ^ "NKP Salve, who brought '87 world cup to sub-continent, passes away in Delhi". India Today. 2 April 2012.
  7. ^ a b "Asia Cup to continue under ICC". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 17 April 2015.

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