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ACC invites bids to host Asian T20 Championship

Kathmandu- The Asian Cricket council (ACC) has asked its member countries to bid to host the first edition of Asian T20 Championship that will take place next year.

The ACC has been operating as a separate organization since its establishment in 1983, but the board meeting of the International cricket Council (ICC) in 2015 decided to dissolve it, and now functions under ICC.

“Nepal, Malaysia, Singapore, UAE, and Qatar were among those countries who had been asked to submit bids to host the Asian Championship”, quoted on Saturday referring an official form ACC.

“It has now been decided that the Asian Championship will be played in two formats, T20 and 50 overs. The Asian Championship will be held every two years. The T20 format will take place the same year the ICC World T20 is held while the 50 overs format will be held with the World Cup”, the official further said.

He also said that the Test playing members of the Asian body would not host next year’s Asian T20 because of their busy schedules.

Nepal are the favorites to win the bid due to its huge fan followings if the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) assures to prepare grounds for the tournament.

The ACC has been organizing ACC Aisa Cup since 1984 which is played under 50-over format. Sir Lanka are the defending champions.

Note- With inputs from