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Thilanga Sumathipala takes over as Asian Cricket Council chief

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Thilanga Sumathipala, who was recently elected as the President of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), has also taken over the top position in the Asian Cricket Council (ACC). Commenting on his appointment Sumathipala said, Being world champions in the cricketing arena, Sri Lanka is geared to spearhead the development of cricket in the Asian region. It is a great honour for my country and myself, to assume duties as the President of ACC. A name associated with cricket for over two decades, Sumathipala is no stranger to the game or the management of cricket in this country. He has also served as the President of the ACC during the year 1997-1998.