Asia Cup will be live in action from Sri Lanka on August 27; Jay Shah’s term extended
The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) has decided to extend the tenure of President Jay Shah by a year until 2024. It has also been decided that Asia Cup will be live in action from Sri Lanka on August 27.
The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) has decided to extend the tenure of President Jay Shah by a year until 2024. It has also been decided that Asia Cup 2022 will be live in action from Sri Lanka from August 27 till September 11.
The tournament will be played in the T20I format, with the qualifiers set to begin from August 20. Sri Lanka was originally given the right to host the event before it got postponed twice due to pandemic situations all over the world.
Sri Lanka retained their rights to host the upcoming event in 2022, with Pakistan being in the line to host the event in the 2023 edition of the tournament.
The decision was taken in the Annual General Meeting of the ACC at Colombo on Saturday (March 19) in which they also decided to extend the tenure of Shah and its Executive Board and committees until the next AGM in 2024. Shah had previously taken over the reins from Bangladesh’s Nazmul Hassan in January 2021.
Addressing the AGM, Shah, said:
“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 honor 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 grow 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 grassroots 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 here on.”
The decision to make Mr. Shah’s extension as the ACC President for one year was proposed by Sri Lanka Cricket President – Mr. Shammi Silva and the nomination was then backed unanimously by all the members of the ACC.
It was also decided in the AGM that the Qatar Cricket Association has been upgraded from an Associate to a Full Member of the ACC.