Asian Cricket Council

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Asian Cricket Council
Formation 1983
Headquarters Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Membership 25 associations
President India N. Srinivasan
Map of the current Asian Cricket Council (ACC) members. Members with Test status are coloured red, associated members are coloured orange, and affiliate members are coloured light blue. Asian members of the ICC not belonged to the ACC are coloured pink (EAP) and green (ECC)

The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) is a cricket organization which was established in 1983, to promote and develop the sport of cricket in Asia. Subordinate to the International Cricket Council, the council is the continent's regional administrative body, and currently consists of 25 member associations. Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the council was originally established as the Asian Cricket Conference in 1983, changing its name to the present in 1995. Until 2003, the headquarters of the council were rotated biennially amongst the presidents' and secretaries' home countries. The organisation's current president is Mustafa Kamal, who is the former president of the Bangladesh Cricket Board and now he is the vice president of the International Cricket Council.

The council runs a development program that supports coaching, umpiring and sports medicine programs in member countries, funded from television revenues collected during the officially sanctioned Asian Cricket Council tournaments including the Asia Cup, Asian Test Championship, ACC Trophy, and various other tournaments.


The council was formed in New Delhi, India, on 19 September 1983, with the original members being Bangladesh, India, Malaysia, Pakistan, Singapore, and Sri Lanka. ACC member associations are divided into two categories: full and associate members of the ICC are accorded "Full Member Status", whilst affiliate members of the ICC are accorded "Associate Member Status".[1] Fiji, Japan, and Papua New Guinea were formerly members of the ACC, but joined the East Asia–Pacific regional council when it was established in 1996.[2]

Current members of the Asian Cricket Council
Country Association Membership
 Afghanistan Afghanistan Cricket Board Associate (ODI status) 2001 2003
 Bahrain Bahrain Cricket Association Affiliate 2001 2003
 Bangladesh Bangladesh Cricket Board Full 2000 1983
 Bhutan Bhutan Cricket Council Board Affiliate 2001 2001
 Brunei Brunei Darussalam National Cricket Association Affiliate 2002 1996
 Cambodia 2012
 China Chinese Cricket Association Affiliate 2004 2004
 Hong Kong Hong Kong Cricket Association Associate (ODI status) 1969 1983
 India Board of Control for Cricket in India Full 1926 1983
 Iran Cricket Federation for the Islamic Republic of Iran Affiliate 2003 2003
 Kuwait Kuwait Cricket Association Associate 2003 2005
 Malaysia Malaysian Cricket Association Associate 1967 1983
 Maldives Cricket Control Board of Maldives Affiliate 1998 1996
 Myanmar Myanmar Cricket Federation Affiliate 2006 2005
   Nepal Cricket Association of Nepal Associate 1996 1990
 Oman Oman Cricket Board Affiliate 2000 2000
 Pakistan Pakistan Cricket Board Full 1953 1983
 Qatar Qatar Cricket Association Affiliate 1999 2000
 Saudi Arabia Saudi Cricket Centre Affiliate 2003 2003
 Singapore Singapore Cricket Association Associate 1974 1983
 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Cricket Full 1981 1983
 Taiwan 2012
 Tajikistan 2012
 Thailand Thailand Cricket League Associate 2005 1996
 United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates Cricket Board Associate (ODI status) 1990 1984
Former members of the Asian Cricket Council
Country Association Membership
 Fiji Fiji Cricket Association Associate 1965 1996
 Japan Japan Cricket Association Associate 1989 1996
 Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea Cricket Board Associate 1973 1996

Past Presidents[edit]

  1. N. K. P. Salve (India)[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Members – Asian Cricket Council. Retrieved 9 July 2012.
  2. ^ The Formation of the ACC – Asian Cricket Council. Retrieved 9 July 2012.
  3. ^ "NKP Salve, who brought '87 world cup to sub-continent, passes away in Delhi". India Today. April 2, 2012. 

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