The ACC Non-Test Playing Countries Tournament Rankings – 2007 - 2009

Purpose:
*To categorize the member countries by performance in competitions
*To motivate the member countries to have performance competition goals
*To reward the member countries on their performance in ACC competitions


Method:

*The ACC ranking system is based on a 2-year cycle, as the range of age-group tournaments U-15, U-17, U-19 are completed over 2 years
*The rankings are determined on the teams’ placings in the ACC Trophys, ACC U-19 Cups, ACC U-17 Cups and the ACC U-15 Cups
*The teams with the minimum aggregate ranking points, based on their finishing positions in the tournaments are ranked highest
*The top ten teams in each age group participate in the corresponding Elite division, while the rest participate in the Challenge division

The current Final Combined rankings stay in place until December 2010

Ranking/Points accrued for tournaments for 2007/08 and 2008 seasons: ACC Trophy, ACC U-19, ACC U-17, ACC U-15: Elite and Challenge

Due to a change in administrative policy midway through 2008, which meant the shifting of administrative years from April 1 to March 31 to January 1 to December 31 from now on, the 2009 ACC Challenge and 2009 ACC U-17 Elite tournaments at the end of the 2008/09 tournament season are included in the 2008 rankings calculation.

ACC Trophy Elite 2008 ACC U-19 Elite 2007 ACC U-17 Elite Cup 2009 ACC U-15 Elite 2007 FINAL COMBINED
Ranking/Points Ranking/Points Ranking/Points Ranking/Points Ranking/Points
1. Hong Kong 1. Nepal 1. Nepal 1. Singapore 1. Singapore (18 pts)
2. UAE 2. Afghanistan 2. Malaysia 2 .Kuwait 2. Nepal (24 points)
3. Afghanistan 3. UAE 3. UAE 3. Saudi Arabia 3. UAE (26 points)
4. Nepal 4. Malaysia 4. Qatar 4 .Thailand 4. Kuwait (27 points)
5. Singapore 5. Singapore 5. Bahrain 18. *** Afghanistan 5=. Malaysia (30 points)
6. Malaysia 6. Qatar 6. Hong Kong 18. *** Hong Kong 5=. Qatar (30 points)
7. Bahrain 7. Oman 7. Singapore 18. *** Malaysia 7. Hong Kong (33 points)
8. Kuwait 8. Hong Kong 8. Kuwait 18. *** Nepal 8. Afghanistan (34 points)
9. Qatar 9. Kuwait 18. **Brunei 18. *** Oman 9. Thailand (41 points)
10. Saudi Arabia 10. Thailand 18. ***Saudi Arabia 18. *** UAE 10. Saudi Arabia (42 points)
11=. Bahrain (48 points)
ACC Trophy Challenge 2009 ACC U-19 Challenge 2008 ACC U-17 Challenge 2008 ACC U-15 Challenge 2007 11=. Oman (48 points)
Ranking/Points Ranking/Points Ranking/Points Ranking/Points 13. Bhutan (54 points)
11. Oman 11. Saudi Arabia 11. Afghanistan 11. Qatar 14. Maldives (57 points)
12. Bhutan 12. Bhutan 12. Oman 12. Bhutan 15. China (59 points)
13. Maldives 13. Maldives 13. Thailand 13. Maldives 16. Iran (66 points)
14. Thailand 14. China 14. China 14. China 17. Myanmar (67 points)
15. Iran 18.** Bahrain 15. Iran 15. Myanmar 18. Brunei (68 points)
16. Brunei 18.** Brunei 16. Myanmar 16. Brunei
17. China 18.** Iran 18.**Bhutan 18.**Bahrain
18. Myanmar 18.** Myanmar 18.***Maldives 18.** Iran

(**) Did not participate (***) Disqualified

The top two teams in each Challenge competition are promoted into the following two-year cycle’s Elite Division. The bottom two teams in each Elite competition are relegated to the Challenge Division in the following cycle, ie. 2009-2010

The ACC Women’s Tournaments are not included in the rankings system as not all members are participating in them
The ACC Twenty20 Cup is played biennially only by the top ten teams in the Final Combined Rankings
Countries who have not participated or are disqualified are sanctioned 18 points for each tournament missed
The 2010 U-16 Elite and Challenge participants (U-15 and U-17 events are being withdrawn) are yet to be determined by the ACC Development Committee