ACC Premier League
AdministratorAsian Cricket Council
Format50 overs per side
First edition2014
Tournament formatRound robin event
Number of teams18
Current champion Afghanistan
QualificationACC Championship
Most runsAfghanistan Usman Ghani (228)
Most wicketsNepal Sompal Kami (15)

The ACC Premier League is a One Day cricket tournament run by the Asian Cricket Council that is contested between its members nations in League system. It has evolved from the former ACC Trophy Elite cricket competition[1] and played under three divisions; Premier, Ellite and Challenge. It gives Associate and Affiliate members of the Asian Cricket Council experience of international one-day cricket and also helps form an essential part of regional rankings. The first tournament was held in Malaysia in May 2014.

However after first edition of Premier and Elite tournament, ACC reformed the tournament structure bifurcated into regional basis rather than Divisional basis.

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2014 ACC Premier League

Main article: 2014 ACC Premier League

The first tournament was held in Malaysia between 1–7 May 2014. Afghanistan won the tournament. The top four teams, Afghanistan, UAE, Nepal and Oman qualified for the 2014 ACC Championship.

Team Pld W L T NR Pts NRR
 Afghanistan 5 4 1 0 0 8 +1.062
 United Arab Emirates 5 3 2 0 0 6 +0.214
   Nepal 5 3 2 0 0 6 -0.024
 Oman 5 3 2 0 0 6 -0.082
 Hong Kong 5 1 4 0 0 2 -0.132
 Malaysia 5 1 4 0 0 2 -0.951

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2014 ACC Elite League

Main article: 2014 ACC Elite League

The first tournament of second division of ACC Premier League was held in Singapore between 7–13 June 2014.Singapore won the tournament and qualified for 2016 ACC Premier League and Saudi Arabia finishing second qualified for 2015 ICC World Cricket League Division Six.

Team Pld W L T NR Pts NRR
 Singapore 5 4 1 0 0 8 +3.243
 Saudi Arabia 5 4 1 0 0 8 +2.150
 Kuwait 5 4 1 0 0 8 +1.797
 Maldives 5 2 3 0 0 4 -1.534
 Bahrain 5 1 4 0 0 2 -0.797
 Bhutan 5 0 5 0 0 0 -4.679

2015 ACC Challenge League

The lowest division was supposed to be held in 2015. The participants in the tournament will be Brunei, China, Iran, Myanmar, Qatar and Thailand. But, this was cancelled.

From 2017, ACC started region based cricket calendar separated into Eastern and Western Regions rather than divisions, hence, this tournament will never happen again.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Acc Premier League: Start of a New Era".