LAHORE - The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) meeting has been proposed to hold in Pakistan. The proposal was forwarded by PCB chief and ACC president Shaharyar Khan during the recently-held ACC meeting in Sri Lanka.

Pakistan may host the ICC members at the end of March or first week of April next year. Initially, the ACC members that include India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Malaysia, Singapore, Bhutan, Nepal, Thailand, UAE, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait have backed the proposal. The PCB chairman will try to lobby for turning the proposal into the reality.

According to the sources, the PCB chief also held discussions with BCCI chief Anurag Thakur on different subjects and also invited the BCCI to attend the next ACC meeting in Pakistan.

Moreover, the PCB’s marketing team has failed to earn sponsorships for regional teams even it couldn’t finalise the deal with the PSL franchises to sponsor the regions. The PCB has directed the regional associations to now again find sponsors by themselves.

The PCB was in discussion with the five PSL franchises to sponsor the regional teams in domestic circuit as well but the parties failed reached on any agreement, as the franchise owners and regions officials failed to devise common grounds for the proposal.  Initially, the PSL administration wanted to give undue favours to franchises for their association with the regional teams in the domestic circuit, but it was feared that there may be a clash between regional associations, PCB and PSL franchises. To avoid such scenario, the PSL administration now working on legal aspects to ascertain the role of PSL franchises in the cricketing setup.