The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) had its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Colombo on Saturday, 19th March 2022. 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 is geared 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. The Qualifiers for the tournament will accordingly be held from 20th August 2022 onwards.
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 hereon.”
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. The ACC President stated that he looked forward to working with Mr. Khimji towards shaping the future of Asian cricket.
Finally, 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.
In addition to the above, other routine matters of business were also discussed. The Members noted that there was a lot to look forward to for the Asian cricketing community in 2022.
The meeting was concluded with a vote of thanks to the chair.