ACC Media Release, Kuala Lumpur, April 18 2015

A meeting of the Executive Board of the Asian Cricket Council was held on April 13th April 2015 in Dubai, UAE. At the meeting Board further endorsed the decisions taken at its previous Board meeting, in response to ICC restructuring, to demerge its dual role of hosting events and conducting development work in the Asian region in order to provide the required focus and perform roles effectively.

As a result of demerger, from 1st July 2015 development activities of the Asian Region will be performed by the International Cricket Council’s - Asia Regional Office similar to the other regions of ICC. The ICC Asia Regional Office will be housed at the ICC Office in Dubai, UAE. This will provide the much needed focus for Asia with access to all the resources of ICC and possibly give the most efficient set up administratively.

The ACC will continue to organize the Asia Cup and any other event approved by the ACC Executive Board. During the demerging process the ACC may be relocated to a location that supports the effective staging of Asia Cup in terms of taxation, financial and other aspects. The next four editions of Asia Cup will be held in the years of 2016, 2018, 2020 and 2022. Asia Cup 2016 and 2020 will be T20 events and include a qualifier leg for Associate and Affiliate countries to progress to the main event.

As a part of the above process, some employees will be separated from the ACC and some will be offered opportunities under ICC Asia Regional Office. A process has been established to make this career transition as smooth as possible and provide support to affected staff members and help further their careers outside of ACC through an internationally renowned consulting firm.

The Board appreciated the fabulous contribution of ACC CEO Mr. Syed Ashraful Huq and all staff members towards the ACC over the years.

In addition to the above, during the meeting the Board approved the annual financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2014, additional grants to members countries, scheduling of AGM 2015 and other operational matters.

Dr. John Cribbin
Vice President, Asian Cricket Council

Filed April 18th, 2015