Asian Cricket Council
Formation19 September 1983 (1983-09-19)
PurposeCricket administration
HeadquartersColombo, Sri Lanka
25 Members
Official language
Jay Shah
Vice President
Pankaj Khimji

The Asian Cricket Council also known as ACC is a cricket organisation 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. Jay Shah is the current president of Asian Cricket Council.[1][2]


The council was formed as the Asian Cricket Conference in New Delhi, India, on 19 September 1983, with the original members being Bangladesh, India, Malaysia, Pakistan, Singapore, and Sri Lanka. 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 Jay Shah, who is also the Secretary of the BCCI.

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 ,Under-19 Asia Cup , Women's Asia Cup and various other tournaments.

The current ACC headquartered in Colombo, Sri Lanka, which was officially opened on 20 August 2016.[3]

Members of ACC

Members of Asian Cricket Council
No. Country Association ICC Membership Status ICC Membership ACC
ACC Members with Full Membership of ICC (5)
1  India Board of Control for Cricket in India Full Members 1926 1983
2  Pakistan Pakistan Cricket Board Full Members 1952 1983
3  Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Cricket Full Member 1981 1983
4  Bangladesh Bangladesh Cricket Board Full Members 2000 1983
5  Afghanistan Afghanistan Cricket Board Full Members 2017 2001
ACC Members with Associate Membership of ICC (18)
6    Nepal Cricket Association of Nepal Associate (ODI status) 1996 1990
7  Oman Oman Cricket Board Associate (ODI status) 2014 2000
8  UAE Emirates Cricket Board Associate (ODI status) 1990 1984
9  Thailand Cricket Association of Thailand Associate 2005 1996
10  Bahrain Bahrain Cricket Association Associate 2017 2003
11  Bhutan Bhutan Cricket Council Board Associate 2017 2001
12  Cambodia Cricket Association of Cambodia Associate 2022 2012
13  China Chinese Cricket Association Associate 2017 2004
14  Hong Kong Cricket Hong Kong Associate 1969 1983
15  Iran Islamic Republic of Iran Cricket Association Associate 2017 2003
16  Kuwait Kuwait Cricket Association Associate 2005 2005
17  Malaysia Malaysian Cricket Association Associate 1967 1983
18  Maldives Cricket Control Board of Maldives Associate 2017 1996
19  Myanmar Myanmar Cricket Federation Associate 2017 2005
20  Qatar Qatar Cricket Association Associate 2017 2000
21  Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabian Cricket Federation Associate 2016 2003
22  Singapore Singapore Cricket Association Associate 1974 1983
23  Tajikistan Tajikistan Cricket Federation Associate 2021 2012
ACC Members without the Membership of ICC (2)
24  Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei Cricket Association 2012
25  Brunei Brunei Darussalam National Cricket Association 1996
26  Laos Laos Cricket Board 2024


Former members of Asian Cricket Council

Former ACC members that became part of the ICC East Asia-Pacific
No. Country Association ICC Membership
Status (Approval Date)
1  Fiji Fiji Cricket Association Associate 1965 1996
2  Japan Japan Cricket Association Associate 1989 1996
3  Papua New Guinea Cricket PNG Associate 1973 1996



Members of the ACC across Asia
  ACC members with Full Membership of ICC (5)
  ACC Associate members with ODI Status (3)
  ACC members with Associate Membership of ICC (15)
  ACC members without the membership of ICC (2)   ICC Members in Asia not part of ACC (2)
  Members of ICC East-Asia Pacific
  Non-ACC members

ACC Events

Current Title Holders :

Tournament Year Champions Runners-up Next edition
ACC Men's Asia Cup 2023  India  Sri Lanka 2025
ACC Women's Asia Cup 2022  India  Sri Lanka 2024
ACC Men's Emerging Teams Asia Cup 2023  Pakistan A  India A 2024
ACC Women's Emerging Team Asia Cup 2023 India A Bangladesh A 2024
ACC Under-19 Asia Cup 2023  Bangladesh  UAE 2024
ACC Men's Under-19 Premier Cup 2023    Nepal  United Arab Emirates 2025
ACC Men's Premier Cup 2023    Nepal  United Arab Emirates 2024
ACC Men's Challenger Cup 2023  Saudi Arabia  Bahrain 2024
ACC Men’s U16 West Zone Cup 2023  United Arab Emirates  Qatar 2024
ACC Men’s U16 East Zone Cup 2023    Nepal  Malaysia 2024

Defunct Events


Executive Board members

ACC Executive Board Members[5]
Name Nationality Board Post
Jay Shah  India Board of Control for cricket in India President
Pankaj Khimji  Oman Oman Cricket Vice President
Zaka Ashraf  Pakistan Pakistan Cricket Board Executive Board Member
Shammi Silva  Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Cricket Executive Board Member
Nazmul Hassan  Bangladesh Bangladesh Cricket Board Executive Board Member
Mirwais Ashraf  Afghanistan Afghanistan Cricket Board Executive Board Member
Ravi Sehgal  Thailand Cricket Association of Thailand Executive Board Member
Khalid Al Zarooni  United Arab Emirates Emirates Cricket Board Executive Board Member
Mohamed Faisal  Maldives Cricket Control Board of Maldives Executive Board Member
Ashley De Silva  Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Cricket Ex Officio; CEO, SLC
Arun Singh Dhumal  India Board of Control for Cricket in India Ex Officio; CEO, BCCI
Faisal Hasnain  Pakistan Pakistan Cricket Board Ex Officio; CEO, PCB
Nizam Uddin Chowdhury  Bangladesh Bangladesh Cricket Board Ex Officio; CEO, BCB
Naseeb Khan  Afghanistan Afghanistan Cricket Board Ex-officio, CEO, ACB

ACC Executive Committee

ACC Executive Committee[5]
Name Nationality Board Post
Amitabh Choudhary  India Board of Control for Cricket in India Chairman, Executive Committee
Nazmul Hassan Papon  Bangladesh Bangladesh Cricket Board President
Kamal Padmasiri  Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Cricket Member
Ehsan Mani  Pakistan Pakistan Cricket Board Member
Azizullah Fazli  Afghanistan Afghanistan Cricket Board Member
Thusith Perera  Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Cricket Convenor, GM – Finance & Operations

Development team

Development Committee

ACC Development Committee[5]
Name Nationality Board Post
Kamal Padmasiri  Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Cricket Chairman
Nazmul Hassan Papon  Bangladesh Bangladesh Cricket Board President
Mahinda Vallipuram  Malaysia Malaysia Cricket Association Member
Nadeem Nadwi  Saudi Arabia Saudi Cricket Centre Member
Manzoor Ahmad  Qatar Qatar Cricket Association Member
Sultan Rana  Pakistan Pakistan Cricket Board Convenor – Events and Development Manager[6]

Resource staff (Umpiring)

Past presidents

Sl. No Name Country Term
1 N. K. P. Salve  India 1983–85[7]
2 Gamini Dissanayake  Sri Lanka 1985–87
3 Lt. Gen. G.S Butt  Pakistan 1987
4 Lt. Gen. Zahid Ali Akbar Khan 1988–89
5 Anisul Islam Mahmud  Bangladesh 1989–91
6 Abdulrahman Bukhatir  UAE 1991–93
7 Madhavrao Scindia  India 1993
8 IS Bindra 1993–97
9 Upali Dharmadasa  Sri Lanka 1997–98
10 Thilanga Sumathipala 1998–99
11 Mujibur Rahman  Pakistan 1999-99
12 Zafar Altaf 1999-00
13 Lt. Gen. Tauqir Zia 2000–02
14 Mohammad Ali Asghar  Bangladesh 2002–04
15 Jagmohan Dalmiya  India 2004–05
16 Sharad Pawar 2006-06
17 Jayantha Dharmadasa  Sri Lanka 2006–07
18 Arjuna Ranatunga 2008-08
19 Dr. Nasim Ashraf  Pakistan 2008-08
20 Ijaz Butt 2008–10
21 Mustafa Kamal  Bangladesh 2010–12
22 N. Srinivasan  India 2012–14
23 Jayantha Dharmadasa  Sri Lanka 2014–2015
24 Thilanga Sumathipala 2015–2016
25 Shehreyar Khan  Pakistan 2016–2016
26 Ehsan Mani 2016–2018
27 Nazmul Hassan  Bangladesh 2018–2021
28 Jay Shah  India 2021–present

ACC Asia XI was a team named for the 2005 World Cricket Tsunami Appeal, a one-off match designed to raise funds for charities following the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and resulting tsunami. It also competes in a regular Afro-Asia Cup against an Africa XI which was designed as a fund-raiser for the African Cricket Association and the Asian Cricket Council. The Afro-Asian Cup debuted in 2005 and the second tournament was played in 2007.

See also


  1. ^ Sportstar, Team. "Jay Shah takes over as the president of Asian Cricket Council". Sportstar. Retrieved 30 January 2021.
  2. ^ "BCCI secretary Jay Shah appointed Asian Cricket Council president". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 28 February 2021.
  3. ^ "ASIAN CRICKET COUNCIL TO BE SHIFTED TO COLOMBO". News Radio. Archived from the original on 9 November 2016. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Asian Cricket Council Executive Board Meeting". 4 February 2023. Archived from the original on 19 July 2023.
  5. ^ a b c "ACC Executive Board Members". Asian Cricket Council.
  6. ^ "Sultan Rana to join Asian Cricket Council". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 12 August 2012.
  7. ^ "NKP Salve, who brought '87 world cup to sub-continent, passes away in Delhi". India Today. 2 April 2012.