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Sri Lanka now the Hub of Cricket in Asia

In a momentous occasion in Sri Lanka's cricketing history, the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) announced that it has established its Head Office at Maitland Crescent, Colombo 7, at a high profile event on 20 August 2016. 

The occasion was graced by Dayasiri Jayasekera, Minister of Sports and Ravi Karunanayake, Minister of Finance as Chief Guest and Guest of Honour respectively, in the presence of other eminent personalities. 

The decision of the ACC to set up its permanent address in Sri Lanka was facilitated by overwhelming support from Sri Lanka Cricket and the Government of Sri Lanka, both of which helped pave the way for ACC's entry into Sri Lanka.

This move will strengthen Sri Lanka's position as the nerve centre for the sport in the Asian region by uniting the region's membership base of 25 countries to work towards global prosperity of the sport.

The President of ACC and Sri Lanka Cricket, Thilanga Sumathipala, commenting on the historic occasion welcomed the Asian Cricket Council to Sri Lanka, saying it marks a new and exciting chapter for the sport in the region which will simultaneously have a positive impact on the game in Sri Lanka as well.