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Future of Asia Cup in doubt as ACC faces shutdown: report

Cricketnext Staff |August 16, 2015, 8:03 PM IST
Future of Asia Cup in doubt as ACC faces shutdown: report

The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) could soon be dissolved or merged with the International Cricket Council (ICC), putting a question mark over the future of Asia Cup.

According to a report in the Pakistan Observer, its sources have revealed that the ACC headquarters will be shut down from June this year. "Only the two departments of the ACC - Finance and Tournament & Event management - will operate from Singapore", the source said.

However, "the present coaching and game development staff will have an option to join the ICC," the newspaper's source further said without explaining further how that works out.

"Sultan Rana (Pakistan) and Thusith Perera (Sri Lanka) will work from a "flow office" in Singapore and rest of the staff, including the present CEO Ashraful Haq, who has gone to Dubai for the office work, will be jobless", the source added.

"The future of the Asia Cup is now very much in doubt", the source significantly revealed.

The ACC came into being as the Asian Cricket Conference in 1983 and was later renamed as the Asian Cricket Council in 1995.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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