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ACC Men's Challenger Cup

ACC Men's Challenger Cup
AdministratorAsian Cricket Council (ACC)
Format50-overs and T20I
First edition2023 Thailand
Latest edition2024 Thailand
Tournament formatGroup stage and knockout
Number of teams10
Current champion Saudi Arabia (2nd title)
Most successful Saudi Arabia (2 titles)

The ACC Men's Challenger Cup is a Limited-overs (50 overs) and T20 International cricket tournament run by the Asian Cricket Council and contested in a league system by associate members of ACC. This is a part of the qualification pathway towards the ACC Premier Cup and the Asia Cup.[1]

On 9 February 2023, the ACC announced the schedule of the inaugural tournament, with 8 teams taking part (the host Thailand, Bahrain, Bhutan, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Maldives, Iran and Myanmar).[2]


Year Format Host nation Final venue Final
Winner Result Runner-up
50 overs  Thailand Terdthai Cricket Ground,
 Saudi Arabia
30/0 (4.1 overs)
Saudi Arabia by 10 wickets


26 (21.1 overs)
T20I  Thailand Terdthai Cricket Ground,
 Saudi Arabia
151/5 (17.3 overs)
Saudi Arabia by 5 wickets (scorecard)  Cambodia
147/5 (20 overs)

Performance by teams

  • 1st – Champions
  • 2nd – Runners-up
  • 3rd – Third place
  • SF – Semi-finalist
  • GP – Group stage
  • Q – Qualified

An overview of the teams' performances in every ACC Challenger Cup:

50 overs
 Bahrain 2nd
 Bhutan SF 8th
 Cambodia 2nd
 China 9th
 Indonesia GP 6th
 Iran GP
 Japan 4th
 Maldives GP 7th
 Myanmar GP 10th
 Saudi Arabia 1st 1st
 Singapore 3rd
 Thailand SF 5th

Debutant teams

Year Teams
2023  Bahrain,  Bhutan,  Indonesia,  Iran,  Maldives,  Myanmar,  Saudi Arabia,  Thailand
2024  Cambodia,  China,  Japan,  Singapore

See also


  1. ^ Newspaper, Bhutan's Daily. "Men's cricket team prepares for ACC Men's Challenger Cup 2023". Kuensel Online. Retrieved 12 February 2023.
  2. ^ "Thailand Cricket to host ACC Men's Challenger Cup 2023 in February/March - Czarsportz Global". 8 February 2023. Retrieved 12 February 2023.
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