The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) will hold its Annual General Meeting in Colombo on March 19, Cricket Age reliably learns. At least 40 ACC members, including BCCI secretary Jay Shah who was unanimously elected as the president of the body last year, are expected to take part in the AGM.
“Last week, our president Mr. Shammi Silva met Mr. Shah in Delhi to discuss the agendas of the AGM. The 15th edition of the Asia Cup will be held in Sri Lanka this year in T20 format” a top Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) official told Cricket Age.
Since its start, the tournament was played in a 50 over format. But since the year 2016, the format of the Asia Cup has been vastly affected by the nearest ICC event. The previous edition of the high-profile event was played in 50 over format considering the upcoming 2019 World Cup.
Shammi, the dynamic president of SLC and chairman of the ACC’s Finance & Marketing Committee, is considered a close aide of Shah.
ACC is responsible for organizing the Asia Cup tournaments. The 2020 edition of the Asia Cup was postponed to June this year because of the pandemic. Pakistan was to originally host the tournament but it is now expected to be held in Sri Lanka.
It was in September, 1983, that the cricket boards of India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Malaysia and Singapore met in New Delhi and formed the Asian Cricket Conference. It was changed to Council in 1993.