Asian Cricket Council presidency handed over to Bangladesh

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The Asian Cricket Council(ACC) Presidency has been handed over to Bangladesh with Nazam ul Hassan taking over from Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Ehsan Mani.

The handing over took place at the Annual General Council Meeting (AGM) of the Asian Cricket Council which was presided over by the Outgoing President Ehsan Mani.

Delegates from ACC member countries and officials attended the meeting.

This was the first AGM hosted by Pakistan in more than a decade.

The members were briefed about ACC development plans, events and the programs 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 a big success for the ACC.

Commenting on his new role as the President of the ACC, Nazmul Hassan 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 One Day International 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.” Nazam ul Hasan concluded.