ACC set Asia Cup 2022 dates; Sri Lanka confirmed as host

Asian Cricket Council AGM 2022

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Asian Cricket Council announced today that Asia Cup 2022 will be held in Sri Lanka from 27th August to 11th September.  

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The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Colombo today (19th March). ACC President and BCCI Hon. Secretary, Mr. Jay Shah chaired the meeting and announced the dates for the Asia Cup in 2022. Sri Lanka Cricket set to host this edition of the ACC’s much-awaited marquee tournament after 4 long years.

The tournament is set to take place between 27th August – 11th September 2022. All five Test teams – hosts Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh will feature in the tournament whereas one more Asian side will be selected after a qualifying tournament which will be held from August 20.

The 2022 edition of the Asia Cup will be held as a T20I competition. Meanwhile, The ACC Members decided that the tenure of the ACC President, and that of the Executive Board along with its Committees will continue until the 2024 AGM.

Addressing the AGM, the ACC President, Mr. Jay Shah, stated “I would like to thank all of my esteemed colleagues at the ACC for reposing their faith in me and considering me worthy to carry on all the work we had begun. I humbly accept this honour and am committed to working hard with a view to organize, develop and promote our beloved sport of cricket in the region, aiding the ACC to steadily grown in stature. We remain committed towards ensuring the all-round development of cricket in the region, especially carrying forward the pioneering work in women’s cricket and the multiple grassroot tournaments the ACC conducts in the region around the year. The pandemic hopefully is behind us and I am keen that we adapt, innovate and help the ACC grow from strength to strength from here on.”

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The AGM also saw the appointment of Mr. Pankaj Khimji, President of Oman Cricket, as Vice-

President of the ACC. Mr. Khimji takes on the role from Mr. Mahinda Vallipuram of the Malaysian Cricket Association.

Qatar Cricket Association (QCA) who had been an Associate Member of the ACC since the year 2000, presented their application to upgrade their Membership to that of Non-Test Playing Full Member status. The ACC Members considered the matter and ratified Qatar Cricket Association’s (QCA) membership upgrade.