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ACC releases official statement after PCB Chairman Najam Sethi takes a dig at Jay Shah

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Asian Cricket Council (ACC) officially released a statement slamming PCB chairman Najam Sethi after his comments directing Jay Shah, secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India and president of ACC. The comments were made after Shah announced the ACC Calendar 2023-24 and the pathway structure for Men’s and Women’s Asia Cup qualification.

Jay Shah tweeted, “Presenting the @ACCMedia1 pathway structure & cricket calendars for 2023 & 2024! This signals our unparalleled efforts & passion to take this game to new heights. With cricketers across countries gearing up for spectacular performances, it promises to be a good time for cricket.”

To this, Sethi took a dig at Shah claiming to present the structure and calendar  “unilaterally”. Sethi replied with a sarcastic tweet on Thursday stating, “Thank you Jay Shah for unilaterally presenting ACC structure and calendars 2023-24 especially relating to Asia cup 2023 for which Pakistan is the event host. While you are at it, you might as well present the structure and calendar of our PSL 2023! A swift response will be appreciated.”

Following this event, ACC released an official statement on Friday stating, “The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) on Thursday announced the ACC calendar 2023-24 and the pathway structure. It has come to our knowledge that PCB chairman Najam Sethi has made a comment on the ACC president unilaterally taking the decision on finalising the calendar and announcing the same. The ACC wants to clarify that it has followed established due process. The calendar was approved by its Development Committee and Finance and Marketing Committee in a meeting held on December 13, 2022.”

It further mentioned, “The calendar was then communicated to all the participating members individually, including Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), via an email dated December 22, 2022. While responses were received from certain Member Boards, no comments or suggested modifications were received from PCB. In view of the above, Sethi’s comments on the social media platform are baseless and are vehemently denied by the ACC.”

The calendar and structure that Jay Shah shared mentioned various events scheduled this year. This includes the Men’s Challengers Cup, Men’s Under-16 Regional tournament, Men’s Premier Cup, Women’s T20 Emerging Teams Asia Cup, Men’s Emerging Teams Asia Cup, Men’s L2 Coaching Coarse and Curators Workshop, Asia Cup, Men’s Under-19 Premier Cup, Men’s Asia Cup under-19, Men’s T20 Challenger Cup, Women’s T20 Challenger Cup, T20 Premier Cup and Women’s Asia Cup.


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Pratik Pathak
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