BCCI-Chief Dalmiya says, ACC might be revived.
BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya said on Thursday that the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) might be “revived”, only two days after the body’s last AGM.
The Asian Cricket Council is a organization of cricket which was established in 1983, with a view to promote cricket in Asian countries and currently there are 25 members associations which are part of this council.
The headquarter of ACC is in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The council runs a development program that supports coaching, umpiring and sports medicine programs in member countries and also organise various tournaments like Asia Cup, Asian Test Championship, and ACC Trophy.
“I have sweet memories of the ACC. I will cherish them,” Dalmiya told MAIL TODAY. “As far as the future is concerned, who knows we might ‘revive’ the memories.” Asked if by reviving the memories he actually meant reviving the ACC, Dalmiya said: “It may be revived, who knows. But [it remains to be seen] which way it may come [back], which shapes it might take.
One can just say that we will need to sit back and watch for another year, two years or four years…who knows.” It is not far to look for the reasonable purposes behind Dalmiya’s hopefulness. It was ICC executive N. Srinivasan, a previous ACC president, who wanted the ACC to converge with the ICC.
On the other hand outgoing ACC CEO Syed Ashraful Huq expressed his disappointment of its incomplete ‘Project China’.
“My only regret is that I could not see through the China project. I thought China had the potential [to make it big], if we had stuck to it, we could get a great cricketing nation. But the people in power did not want it to be encouraged,” Huq told MAIL TODAY.