ACC Trophy

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ACC Trophy
Asian Cricket Council (logo).png
Administrator Asian Cricket Council
Format 50-over
First tournament 1996
Last tournament 2012
Most successful  United Arab Emirates (5 titles)

The ACC Trophy was a limited-overs cricket tournament organised by the Asian Cricket Council (ACC). Open only to associate and affiliate members of the International Cricket Council (ICC), it was contested biennially between 1996 and 2012, but has been replaced by the three-division ACC Premier League as the primary limited-overs competition for non-Test-playing ACC members. The finallists of the 2000 and 2006 tournaments qualified for the Asia Cup, where matches had One Day International (ODI) status.

The inaugural edition of the tournament was played in Malaysia in 1996, and featured 12 teams in a single division. The single-division format continued until the 2006 tournament, which featured a record 17 teams. The ACC Trophy was then split into "Elite" (first-grade) and "Challenge" (second-grade) divisions, with the first editions held under this format being the 2008 ACC Trophy Elite and the 2009 ACC Trophy Challenge (the latter tournament was the only one to be held in an odd year). The two-division format continued until the final tournament in 2012, with promotion and relegation between divisions.

Only six teams – Hong Kong, Malaysia, the Maldives, Nepal, Singapore, and the United Arab Emirates – competed in all nine editions of the ACC Trophy, although the Maldives and Singapore were relegated to the "Challenge" tournament at various stages after the introduction of two divisions. The UAE was by far the most successful ACC Trophy team, with five wins (and four consecutive victories from 2000 to 2006). Bangladesh won the first two tournaments, but were rendered ineligible after gaining Test status.

Previous finals[edit]

ACC Trophy
Year Host nation Final venue Scores Result
1996 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur  Bangladesh 212 all out in 49.3 overs (Shahrier Hossain 58, Aminul Islam 43; Saleem Raza 3-?)
 United Arab Emirates 104 all out 36.5 overs (Arshad Laiq 31*, Saleem Raza 20; Anisur Rahman 3-26, Sheik Salauddin 3-13)
Bangladesh won by 108 runs
1998 Nepal Kathmandu  Malaysia 83 all out in 37.2 overs (Rohan Selvaratnam 25; Aminul Islam 3-22)
 Bangladesh 85 for 2 in 21.1 overs (Shahriar Hossain 51)
Bangladesh won by eight wickets
2000 United Arab Emirates Sharjah  Hong Kong 186 in 49.4 overs (R.Sharma 78; Asim Saeed 4-32)
 United Arab Emirates 191 for 7 in 44 overs (Mehmood Pirbaksch 56, Miraj Khaliq 42*; Mohammad Zubair 4-30)
UAE won by three wickets
2002 Singapore Singapore    Nepal 184 all out in 50 overs (PP Lohani 52, SP Gauchan 47;Arshad Ali4-24)
 United Arab Emirates 185 for 4 in 38.3 overs (*Khuram Khan 60*, Asim Saeed 41, BK Das 2-27)
UAE won by six wickets
2004 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur  United Arab Emirates 253 for 7 in 50 overs (Syed Maqsood 67,Naeemuddin 37; Hemal Mehta 3-38)
 Oman 159 all out in 44 overs (Hemal Mehta 39; Ali Assad 4-38)
UAE beat Oman by 94 runs
2006 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur  Hong Kong 174 for 8 in 50 overs (T.Smart 56, R. Sharma 45; A. Ali 3-35)
 United Arab Emirates 175 for 5 in 35.3 overs (K.Khan 59* ; N. Ahmed 3-48)
UAE beat Hong Kong by five wickets
ACC Trophy Elite
Year Host nation Final venue Scores Result
2008 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur  United Arab Emirates 243/7 in 50 overs (Saqib Ali 102,Najeeb Amar 4/61 )
 Hong Kong205/7 in 34.1 overs (Najeeb Amar 100, Shadeep Silva 3/39)
Hong Kong won by three wickets (D/L)
2010 Kuwait Kuwait City  Afghanistan 224 all out in 50 overs (Karim Sadiq 58, Binod Das 3/35)
   Nepal 129 all out in 40 overs (Sharad Vesawkar 35, Nowroz Mangal 2/9)
Afghanistan beat Nepal by 95 runs
2012 UAE Sharjah  United Arab Emirates 241/6 in 50 overs (Saqib Ali 101*, Shakti Gauchan 3/36)
   Nepal 241/9 in 50 overs (Subash Khakurel 55, Ahmed Raza 2/44)
Match tied. Nepal and UAE shared trophy.
ACC Trophy Challenge
Year Host nation Final venue Scores Result
2009 Thailand Chiang Mai  Oman 322 for 9 in 50 overs (Adnan Ilyas 138, Awal Khan 32*)
 Bhutan 104 all out in 40 overs (Kumar Subba 40; Awal Khan 3-27, Hemal Mehta 3-22)
Oman beat Bhutan by 213 runs
2010 Thailand Bangkok[1]  Saudi Arabia 139 all out in 43.3 overs (Shoaib Ali 39; Ahmed Faiz 3/19)
 Maldives 140 for 9 in 41.4 overs (Abdulla Shahid 30; Shoaib Ali 5/25)
Maldives beat Saudi Arabia by one wicket
2012 Thailand Chiang Mai[2]  Singapore 214 for 8 off 50 overs (C.Suryawanshi 40, K.Shinde 36; Q.Saeed 3-27)
 Bahrain 190 all out off 45.4 overs (S.Yousuf 31; A.Mahboob 5-22)
Singapore beat Bahrain by 24 runs

ACC Trophy records[edit]

Team records[edit]

Individual records[edit]

Best Partnerships[edit]

Note: Records are incomplete.

  1. Sarfraz Ahmed & Fahad Suleiman for  Saudi Arabia v  Brunei 201*
  2. Rahul Sharma & Khalid Butt for  Hong Kong v  Singapore 181
  3. Muhammad Jahangir & Irfan Ahmed for  Qatar v  Thailand 174
  4. Nowroz Khan & Karim Sadiq for  Afghanistan v  Malaysia 171
  5. Chaminda Ruwan & Munish Arora for  Singapore v  Bahrain 170
  6. Omer Taj & Muhammad Jahangir for  Qatar v  Iran 174
  7. Muhammed Iqbal & Arshad Ali for  United Arab Emirates v  Brunei 166
  8. Rahul Sharma & Khalid Butt for  Hong Kong v  Myanmar 161
  9. Nadeem Babar & Hammad Saeed for * Saudi Arabia v  Brunei 158
  10. Arshad Ali & Saqib Ali for  United Arab Emirates v  Brunei 152

Participating teams[edit]

Legend
  • 1st – Champions
  • 2nd – Runners-up
  • 3rd – Third place
  • SF – Semi-finallist
  • GS – Group stage
  • Q – Qualified
  •     — Hosts
Team Malaysia
1996
Nepal
1998
United Arab Emirates
2000
Singapore
2002
Malaysia
2004
Malaysia
2006
Malaysia
2008
Kuwait
2010
United Arab Emirates
2012
Malaysia
2014
Total
 Afghanistan 6th 3rd 3rd 1st 3rd 1st 6
 Bahrain GS 6th 7th 10th 4
 Bangladesh 1st 1st 2
 Bhutan QF 13th 8th 10th 4
 Brunei GS 15th 2
 Fiji SF 1
 Hong Kong GS SF 2nd SF GS 2nd 1st 3rd 5th 5th 10
 Iran GS 16th 2
 Japan GS GS GS 3
 Kuwait GS GS 3rd 9th 8th 7th 7th 7
 Malaysia GS 2nd SF SF QF 7th 6th 4th 4th 6th 10
 Maldives GS GS GS GS GS 14th 8th 7
 Myanmar 17th 1
   Nepal GS GS SF 2nd 5th 4th 4th 2nd 1st 3rd 10
 Oman GS 2nd 11th 6th 6th 4th 6
 Papua New Guinea SF GS 2
 Qatar GS 4th 8th 9th 4
 Saudi Arabia GS 10th 10th 9th 4
 Singapore GS GS GS GS GS 5th 5th 9th 8
 Thailand GS GS GS GS 12th 5
 United Arab Emirates 2nd SF 1st 1st 1st 1st 2nd 5th 1st 2nd 10
  • Note: the above table includes results in all top-flight ACC tournaments – the ACC Trophy from 1996 to 2006, the ACC Trophy Elite from 2008 to 2012, and the ACC Premier League from 2014 onwards.
  • Teams in italics no longer compete in ACC Trophy/ACC Premier League matches, either through having gained Test status ( Bangladesh), or through having moved to the ICC East Asia-Pacific region ( Fiji,  Japan, and  Papua New Guinea).

Champions and runners-up[edit]

Team Champions Runner Up
 United Arab Emirates 5 2
 Bangladesh 2 0
   Nepal 1 2
 Hong Kong 1 2
 Afghanistan 1 0
 Oman 0 1
 Malaysia 0 1

Notes: Bangladesh gained full Test status in 2000 and are no longer eligible to participate in the ACC Trophy.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Asian Cricket Council - ACC Trophy Challenge 2010
  2. ^ Asian Cricket Council - ACC Trophy Challenge 2012