- ACC Head and BCCI Secretary Jay Shah will be present
- Taj Samudra will host the meeting
- Sri Lanka confirmed as host of Asia Cup in September
By Revatha S. Silva
Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Executive Board (14)*
President Jay Shah
Vice President Mahinda Vallipuram
Executive Board Members** (7):
Shammi Silva (SLC), Ramiz Raja (PCB), Nazmul Hassan (BCB), Azizullah Fazli (ACB), Ravi Sehgal (CAT), Khalid Al Zarooni (ECB), and Mohamed Faisal (CBM)
BCCI Treasurer Arun Singh Dhumal
PCB CEO Faisal Hasnain
SLC CEO Ashley De Silva
BCB CEO Nizam Uddin Chowdhury
ACB CEO – to be confirmed
Finance and Marketing Committee (4)*
Chairman Shammi Silva
ACC President Jay Shah
Development Committee Chairman Pankaj Khimji
Convenor General Manager – Finance and Operations Thusith Perera
Nazmul Hassan, Nadeem Nadwi, and Rahul Sharma
Development Committee (4)*
Chairman Pankaj Khimji
ACC President Jay Shah
Finance and Marketing Committee Chairman Shammi Silva
Head of Events and Commercial Prabhakaran Thanraj
Faisal Al Marzouk, Mahmood Gaznavi, Ashok Nath Pyakurlal, and Manzoor Ahmad
ACC Member Countries (18):
Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bhutan, Brunei, China, Hong Kong-China, Iran, Kuwait, Malaysia, the Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Thailand, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE)
*As of 2 February 2022
**SLC=Sri Lanka Cricket, PCB=Pakistan Cricket Board, BCB=Bangladesh Cricket Board, ACB=Afghanistan Cricket Board, CAT=Cricket Association of Thailand, ECB=Emirates Cricket Board, and CBM=Cricket Board of Maldives
The annual general meeting (AGM) of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) this year is to be held in Colombo on Saturday (19).
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) President Shammi Silva told The Morning Sports yesterday (15) that around 40 delegates of the apex cricket body in Asia will be present at the occasion to be held at Taj Samudra Hotel, Colombo.
A preliminary discussion on the ACC AGM had been held between Silva and incumbent General Secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Jay Shah, in New Delhi last week. Shah is the current President of the ACC Executive Board.
Shah, son of Home Affairs Minister Amit Shah of the Narendra Modi Government, will be presiding over the AGM in Colombo.
The ACC Executive Board consists of about 40 representatives from member countries including officials from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Malaysia, and Pakistan (see list attached).
Silva also confirmed yesterday that it has been finalised that the Asia Cup 2022 will be held in Sri Lanka in September.
The 2022 Asia Cup is to be the 15th edition of the Asia Cup cricket tournament, with the matches being played as Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is).
Originally, the 15th Asia Cup was scheduled to be held in September 2020 but it was postponed in July 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It was then rescheduled to take place in Sri Lanka in June 2021, before it was postponed again.
Then Pakistan was scheduled to host the tournament after retaining the rights to host its 2022 edition. However, in October last year, the ACC announced that Sri Lanka would host the tournament in 2022, with Pakistan hosting the 2023 edition. India are the defending champions.