Asian Cricket Council
|Asian Cricket Council|
|Headquarters||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
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". 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.
|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|
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