Nazmul takes charge as ACC boss


BCB president Nazmul Hasan

BCB boss Nazmul Hasan took over the post from PCB chairman Ehsan Mani with delegates from ACC member countries and officials in attendance

BCB president Nazmul Hasan has been handed charge of the Asian Cricket Council president for the 2018-2020 term in the annual general meeting in Lahore Saturday.

BCB boss Nazmul took over the post from PCB chairman Ehsan Mani with delegates from ACC member countries and officials in attendance. This was the first AGM hosted by Pakistan in more than a decade.

Commenting on his new role as the ACC president, Nazmul said, “I am honoured to take over the coveted role of ACC president. My foremost endeavour would be to bring the Asian cricket-playing countries together, and promote the sport around the region. 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 ODI status.

“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.”

Mani in his address thanked the ACC and ICC officials.

He said, “I want to thank the ACC members, David Richardson (ICC CEO) and other ICC officials for coming over to Lahore for the AGM. The Asian region is incredibly important for the future of international cricket comprising the biggest fan base for the game.

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

In the meeting, the ACC members were briefed about the development plans, events and the programmes implemented in 2017.

A brief presentation was made on the recently held Unimoni Asia Cup in the UAE. The tournament attracted huge crowds at the two venues (Dubai and Abu Dhabi), and top quality cricket was witnessed. The event was hailed as a big success by the ACC.

During the meeting, Afghanistan was unanimously selected as a Full Member of ACC.

The members also discussed the possibilities of resumption of international cricket in Pakistan through the ACC platform.

The Emerging Teams Asia Cup 2018 will be jointly hosted by PCB and SLC, with the Group B matches taking place in Karachi next month. Sri Lanka will host the Group A games. The Members felt it is a step in the right direction for bringing back top quality cricket back in the country.

Source: Dhaka Tribune.