ACC Twenty20 Cup

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Asian Cricket Council Twenty20 Cup
Administrator Asian Cricket Council
Format Twenty20
First tournament 2007
Last tournament 2013
Tournament format Round-robin and knockout
Number of teams 8
Current champion  Afghanistan
Most successful  Afghanistan(4 Titles)
Qualification ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier
2013 ACC Twenty20 Cup

The Asian Cricket Council Twenty20 Cup is a Twenty20 cricket tournament held in Asia. The first tournament was jointly won by Afghanistan and Oman.[1]

2007 ACC Twenty20 Cup[edit]

Main article: 2007 ACC Twenty20 Cup

The 2007 tournament took place from 27 October until 2 November in Kuwait. Ten teams participated in the tournament.

The final between Afghanistan and Oman was tied after 20 overs each. Tournament regulations stated that a Bowl-out was to be used in the event of a tie, but due to the poor condition of the pitch after the match, it was cancelled and the trophy shared.[2]

2009 ACC Twenty20 Cup[edit]

Main article: 2009 ACC Twenty20 Cup

A second tournament was held in November 2009, featuring all but the bottom two teams from the 2007 tournament. The cricket team from Afghanistan was the winner again.[3] The top three teams from the 2009 tournament joined Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka for the cricket tournament at the 2010 Asian Games.[4]

2011 ACC Twenty20 Cup[edit]

Main article: 2011 ACC Twenty20 Cup

A third tournament was held in December 2011, featuring ten teams. The cricket team from Afghanistan was the winner for the third time. The top three teams from the 2011 tournament will head to the UAE to participate in the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier.

2013 ACC Twenty20 Cup[edit]

Main article: 2013 ACC Twenty20 Cup

A fourth tournament was held between March 26- April 3 in Nepal, featuring ten teams. The cricket team from Afghanistan was the winner for the fourth time. Nepal, Hong Kong qualified for the 2013 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier in addition to Afghanistan as an ODI nation and UAE as hosts.

2015 ACC Twenty20 Cup[edit]

Main article: 2015 ACC Twenty20 Cup

The 2015 ACC Twenty20 Cup will be held in early 2015. The tournament serves as a qualifying tournament for the 2015 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier. Afghanistan, Hong Kong, Nepal and United Arab Emirates will not play in the tournament as their T20I status has already placed them in the 2015 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier to be held in Ireland and Scotland.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Thrilling tie a fitting climax in Kuwait". CricketEurope - Worldwide. Archived from the original on 7 November 2007. Retrieved 2 November 2007. 
  2. ^ "Thrilling tie a fitting climax in kuwait". CricketEurope Worldwide. Archived from the original on 7 November 2007. Retrieved 2 November 2007. 
  3. ^ "ACC Twenty20 Cup 2009". ACC. Retrieved 26 November 2010. 
  4. ^ "Other Countries / news - Cricket to be part of 2010 Asian Games". ESPN cricinfo. Retrieved 13 May 2009. 

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