Dubai: The scheduled meeting of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) at Sharjah on April 15 has been postponed indefinitely on India's request, according to Lt Gen Tauqir Zia, chairman of the ACC and the Pakistan Cricket Board. The meeting was scheduled for April 15 as India was to participate in the Sharjah cricket tournament, beginning on Sunday, but decided to pull out of it. The meeting was originally scheduled for April 19 but was advanced to April 15 on Bangladesh's request. It was to be attended by 17 member-countries. Speculations were rife in cricket circles that India would have been put to the dock at the ACC meeting for its decision not to play at non-regular venues like Sharjah, Singapore and Toronto for the next three years. Gen Zia told 'Gulf News' that the new dates for the meeting had not been finalised as yet but it should most likely be held in Sharjah itself. The ACC meeting was expected to approve the Asian development programme and focus on awarding One-day international status to at least two countries over the next four years. UAE and Honk Kong, the finalists of the ACC Trophy held in UAE in last November, are among the front runners. Meanwhile, Board of Control for Cricket in India secretary J Y Lele confirmed that the ACC meeting had been postponed but declined to endorse Gen Zia's statement that it had been deferred at India's request.
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