ACC of­fice moved out of Sri Lanka

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - SPORTS - BY BIPIN DANI

The Head­quar­ters of the Asian Cricket Coun­cil (ACC) has moved out of Sri Lanka, it is learnt.

Ac­cord­ing to the sources, the ACC is now lo­cated in Dubai, United Arab Emi­rates (UAE). In­ci­den­tally, the news of mov­ing the ACC of­fice shift­ing from Colombo has not been made pub­lic via a me­dia re­lease.

Since the for­ma­tion of the ACC on Septem­ber 19 in 1983, it has seen sev­eral ‘houses’ so far. Up to 2003, the ACC Head­quar­ter was shifted every two years with the bi­en­nial ro­ta­tion of the Pres­i­dent’s and Sec­re­tary’s home coun­try.

Since then it was in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Sin­ga­pore, UAE be­fore shift­ing it to Sri Lanka dur­ing Thi­langa Su­math­ipala’s ten­ure, where it was lo­cated next to the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) of­fice.

“The ACC has moved out of Sri Lanka for few rea­sons”, the source ex­plained.

“First to save tax ben­e­fits and se­cond to have bet­ter co-or­di­na­tion with the ICC.”

The two se­nior of­fi­cials -Thusith Per­era (Sri Lanka) and Sul­tan Rana (Pak­istan) con­tinue to run the of­fice in the UAE.

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