Future of Asia Cup in doubt as ACC faces shutdown

Published 04/14/2015, 1:31 PM EDT


It has been learnt that The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) is likely to be dissolved or merged with the International Cricket Council (ICC) which has raised doubts over the existence of the Asia Cup.

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Sources stated that the headquarters of the ACC will shut down by June later this year. This comes as a surprising move considering the contribution of Asian teams in world cricket.

The sources quoted, “Only the two departments of the ACC – Finance and Tournament & Event management – will operate from Singapore. The present coaching and game development staff will have an option to join the ICC”.

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The Asia Cup, a tournament of the ACC, was first held in the year 1984, with 12 editions taking place successfully till date. India and Sri Lanka are the most successful teams till date, both winning five titles each, while Pakistan has won the event twice (2000 and 2012). Bangladesh entered the finals in the 11th edition (2012) but lost to Pakistan by just 2 runs. Afghanistan participated for the first time in the Asia Cup in last edition in 2014.

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