Asia Cup 2025 hosts, media rights up for discussion in ACC AGM; Jay Shah could make move for ICC Chairman role- Report

The ACC AGM will be held in Bali, Indonesia on January 31 and February 1.

The ACC AGM will be held in Bali, Indonesia on January 31 and February 1 | ACC XThe Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Annual General Meeting (AGM) is scheduled to take place in Bali, Indonesia which will be a two-day event on Wednesday (January 31) and Thursday (February 1). There will be numerous topics are up for discussion including the hosts for the next edition of the Asia Cup and its media rights distribution.

The AGM is slated to be organized in Bali, Indonesia, and will be headed by ACC President Jay Shah, who is also the incumbent secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

One of the main topics of discussion will be the venue for the next edition of the Asia Cup tournament. The tournament is expected to be played in T20 format and there are several contenders for hosting, including the United Arab Emirates (UIAE) and Oman.

However, it remains to be seen if the hosting rights are given to associate members, as there is a clause stating it should be held in a Member Asian nation. However, UAE hosted the tournament in 2018 and 2021 when the Asia Cup was moved from India and Sri Lanka respectively.

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The media rights for the ACC events are also likely to be discussed at the AGM. With the Asia Cup being the flagship tournament, ACC rights are considered a valuable asset in world cricket, especially in Asian cricket, and there may be competitive bidding for the championship.

Disney Star had been the rights holder for the last eight years, but with the sports broadcasting landscape changing rapidly, things might see a huge change. Notably, the ACC has invited all the top broadcasters for a dinner on Tuesday.

Also, there are reports of possible discussion on the next ACC President as well. Currently, Jay Shah holds the position of the president of the ACC, a role that rotates among full members every two years. Shah is presently in the midst of his second two-year term, but there are rumors of Shah moving to the ICC as their next chairman.

Elections for the ICC chairman position are scheduled for November and the outcome of the ACC meeting will provide indications about various leadership roles in world cricket.

(Cricbuzz inputs)


By Jatin Sharma - 30 Jan, 2024

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