Asia Cup 2012, BangladeshThe 11th Asia Cup, to be held in Bangladesh from March 12 to 22 in 2012 has been formally announced to the local press in Dhaka. ACC and BCB President AHM Mustafa Kamal along with BCB CEO Manzur Ahmed and BCB Director Mohammad Jalal Yunus joined ACC Chief Executive Syed Ashraful Huq on the podium to launch the event. 100 members of the print and electronic media were on hand to receive the news.
ACC Tournament Schedule 2012In what will be a busy year for the elite teams among ACC members, two new tournaments have been added to the regular schedule. The new events, the ACC U-19 Asia Cup and ACC Women's Twenty20 Asia Cup, join the Asia Cup and ACC Trophy and ACC U-16 events to make a total of nine for the year.
ACC Twenty20 Cup: All To Play For‘The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away and the Lord putteth back again’, the upshot of this year’s ICC Annual Conference was that the two non-Full members in 2010 at the World Twenty20 who were going to be four in 2012 are again going to be just two.
Which just makes the next ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier all the more critical. Especially as its been expanded to give as many worthy teams as possible a chance. Three ACC teams from this event, plus Afghanistan, are going to have a chance to qualify for the biggest competitions of their lives. As one who accompanied the Afghanistan team to the last World Twenty20, let me tell you, it is a very big deal for any player. It is a fulfillment of all that one dreams of achieving by matching one’s heroes, it is a fulfillment of that wonderful process called cricket development.