Future of Asia Cup in doubt as ACC faces shutdown: report
April 14, 2015 01:25 pm
The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) could soon be dissolved or merged with the International Cricket Council (ICC), putting a question mark over the future of Asia Cup.
According to a report in the Pakistan Observer, its sources have revealed that the ACC headquarters will be shut down from June this year. “Only the two departments of the ACC - Finance and Tournament & Event management - will operate from Singapore”, the source said.
However, “the present coaching and game development staff will have an option to join the ICC,” the newspaper’s source further said without explaining further how that works out.
“Sultan Rana (Pakistan) and Thusith Perera (Sri Lanka) will work from a “flow office” in Singapore and rest of the staff, including the present CEO Ashraful Haq, who has gone to Dubai for the office work, will be jobless”, the source added.
“The future of the Asia Cup is now very much in doubt”, the source significantly revealed.
The ACC came into being as the Asian Cricket Conference in 1983 and was later renamed as the Asian Cricket Council in 1995.
The twelfth edition of Asia Cup was held in Dhaka and Chittagong, Bangladesh from 25 February to 8 March 2014. Sri Lanka defeated Pakistan by 5 wickets in the final to win the Asia Cup for the fifth time.