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ACC may be relocated again: UAE, Sri Lanka and Mauritius submit bids

by April 20, 2016 General

Bipin Dani
Observer Correspondent

Mumbai—The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) may find its new home, it is reliably learnt.
According to the highly placed sources in the ACC, the head-quarter, which was partly shifted from Malaysia to Singapore and also functioning some work from Malaysia, may again be relocated to some other country.
“We have proposals from three countries, i.e. United Arab Emirates (UAE), Sri Lanka and Mauritius. The bids have been received from these three countries and further discussions will take place in May, where the Board meeting is scheduled to take place in Kuala Lumpur”, the source revealed exclusively.
“There are tax benefits in these countries and UAE has also made a strong case”, the source further added.
The 33-year-old institution was formed to develop the game in the Asian countries.
As a result of demerger (from 1st July 2015), the ACC will continue to hold the Asia Cup every two year.
After successfully hosting the 2016 Asia Cup in Bangladesh, the next three editions will be in 2018, 2020 and 2022.
The president-ship of the ACC is on a rotation basis among Asia’s four Test playing nations. At present it is being presided by Sri Lanka’s Thilanga Sumathipala.