Bangladesh gets Asian Cricket Council’s presidency

Bangladesh gets Asian Cricket Council's presidency

LAHORE: Bangladesh got the presidency of Asian Cricket Council (ACC) on Saturday at the Annual General Council Meeting (AGM) after Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) two-year term expired.

Nazam ul Hassan, President Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) took over the charge during the AGM, which Pakistan hosted almost after a decade, from the PCB chief Ehsan Mani.

The newly crowned president of ACC, Hassan said he is honoured to take over the role and he will look to bring all the cricket playing Asian countries together and promote the sport in the region.

He mentioned that the Asian wing is the strongest in international cricket with as many as five Test-playing nations and two countries with ODI status.

“The Asian wing is right now the strongest as far as international cricket is concerned with as many as five Test-playing nations and two countries with One Day International status,” he said.

Moreover, he is determined to use all his experience that he has gained from being associated with the Asian Cricket Council.

“I have already been associated with ACC for a number of years and I hope my experience will help me in taking the ACC to greater heights in unison with all member countries,” Nazmul Hasan concluded.

Afghanistan got selected as a full member of the ACC unanimously. The members also talked about the revival of international cricket in Pakistan using the platform of the Asian Cricket Council.

The Chief Executive Officer of the ICC, Dave Richardson gave a presentation before the ACC members about ICC Global Strategy and how it helped grow the game of cricket in the respective countries.

Ehsan Mani, during his address, thanked all the members for supporting PCB during their term and also welcomed BCB’s chief as the president of the ACC.

“I would also like to thank the ACC Board and all member countries for their support during Pakistan’s tenure,” he said. “I welcome Nazmul Hasan as the new President of the ACC, I am confident that he will work in promoting the game further in the region.”

It is important to mention here that India did not attend the meeting due to the political climate between the two countries.