This decision was ratified during meetings of both the ICC and ACC this week in Dubai, with the change being in-line with a strategic desire for cricket’s global development to become more integrated. Several of the ACC Development staff will now take up roles with the ICC.
ICC’s Chief Executive David Richardson said, “The ACC’s development work has been fundamental to the growth and improvement of many Associate and Affiliate Members in Asia, particularly countries like Afghanistan, UAE and Nepal. We therefore look forward to building on this success in order for cricket to become even stronger across the region.”
“The ACC Executive Board also expresses its sincere thanks to the CEO, Ash Huq, and his staff for all their contributions.”
The Asia Cup will continue to be hosted by the ACC, with the next edition planned to take place in 2016, and subsequent editions in 2018, 2020 and 2022. Qualification processes for Associate and Affiliate Members to play in the Asia Cup are also currently being considered.