Sri Lanka Cricket president, Jayantha Dharmadasa has been appointed as the president of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC). Dharmadasa took over from suspended BCCI president and newly named ICC chairman N Srinivasan with immediate effect, and now he will be heading the body for two years.

This is second time Dharmadasa’s was given the charge of the ACC with previously lead ACC from 2006 to 2007.

Srinivasan’s term will be ending this year and the change in leadership had no connection with Srinivasan taking over as the new ICC chairman. The ACC presidency is assigned on a rotational basis among the four Full Member nations, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. This time it was Sri Lanka’s turn.

The SLC media release informed the change, “Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce that President of Sri Lanka Cricket Mr. Jayantha Dharmadasa has been appointed as the President of Asian Cricket Council with immediate effect. Mr. Jayantha Dharmadasa takes over from Mr. N. Sirinivasan who was the President from the year 2012 . This is the second time that Mr. Jayantha Dharmadasa has been the President of ACC.