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ACC TWENTY20, DAY 3: SINGAPORE STRAIGHTEN UP

Singapore kept alive their hopes of winning the ACC Twenty20 with a 23-run win over Oman's big hitters at Al Dhaid Cricket Village in the UAE. Singapore were run close at times, but thanks to a blistering start and a momentum-shifting 22-run 20th over, they always had just enough in the bank to overcome Oman's advances. In the day's other matches at Sharjah Stadium, Kuwait hammered 143 in just 53 balls beat Maldives by nine wickets and Saudi Arabia beat Malaysia by 43 runs.
ACC TWENTY20 CUP

Day 2: Kuwait Win It Late
Kuwait's unpredictable cricketers pulled off another win, beating Saudi Arabia by three runs. Five wides off the last ball of the 19th over left Saudi Arabia with nine runs to get with seven balls to go, but an audacious over of flighted doosras by Kashif Sharif foxed the Saudis and Kuwait won a game neither side deserved to lose. In the day's other matches, Oman beat Malaysia and Singapore beat Maldives.
ACC TWENTY20 CUP

Day 1: Big Hitters Shine
With just one place available in the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier and only five matches to play, each game assumes huge significance at the ACC Twenty20 in Sharjah. On the first day Oman, Malaysia and Kuwait got themselves in the top half of the table, Oman and Malaysia with thumping wins, Kuwait after a competitive tussle with Singapore.

ACC TWENTY20 CUP

A Chance To Live The Dream
The last ACC Twenty20 resulted in Hong Kong and Nepal joining Afghanistan and UAE in the World Twenty20 Qualifier. After winning through that qualifier, and reaching the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 all four countries have maintained their position to challenge for places in the 2016 ICC World Twenty20. The winner of this year’s ACC Twenty20 Cup goes up to just a few victories away from a global event.
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Some Corner Of A Foreign Atoll
The ACC's Venkatapathi Raju has just returned from a place he had never thought he would ever go, a place he had not even heard of until a month ago, a place that he was pleasantly astounded to find, has cricket. Kunahandhoo on the southern tip of Laamu Atoll, 260 kilometres south of Malé, as part of the Milo Atoll Youth Development Program hosted a cricket tournament, one where the girls beat the boys. "To see the simple joy of cricket, where people are playing for the pure fun of the game is very heartening," says the ACC Development Officer.
DEVELOPMENT
Chinese Umpires Activated In Hong Kong
"If I can get just five or six to take it to the next level, then we'll have done very well," so said Chairman of the Hong Kong Umpires Association Anoop Gidwani. An active umpire himself, Mr. Gidwani was assisting ACC Umpiring Resource Person Mahboob Shah during a recent Level I Umpiring Course held at both the Hong Kong Cricket Club (outdoor module) and Kowloon Cricket Club (indoor modules).
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China's Women Tour Sri Lanka
China's women's squad has completed a tour of Sri Lanka. The tourists played six Twenty20 matches against strong women’s teams from the Sri Lankan armed forces, many of whose players make up the island's national squad. "Going from -25 degrees in north China to +25 degrees in Sri Lanka, it took us one game to adjust, but after that I was very happy with the way we played," says China's coach Manjurul Islam. "We took our opponents deep into the 20 overs in three of our matches when they chased," he added.
DEVELOPMENT
Umpires Up A Notch In Qatar
The Qatar Cricket Association (QCA) has held a significant Level 0 Umpiring Course in Doha. Many of the 27 participants were local school games teachers. "As cricket grows in Qatar, it needs to be organised and with that there needs to come a proper understanding not just of the Laws of the game but also the way they come into practice," says ACC Development Officer for Qatar Iqbal Sikander, "as such, encouraging and monitoring the newcomers as they grow into officiating at matches is very important."
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Nepal In The Frame With Raju And Rumesh
ACC Development Officers Venkatapathi Raju and Rumesh Ratnayake have completed a specialist bowling workshop in Nepal. "We wanted to add just a few of those 'one-percenters' to the spinners and fast-bowlers ahead of (Pepsi ICC World Cricket League) Division 2," says Rumesh. Promotion from Division 2, and Nepal are within striking distance of World Cup 2019 and Test-status.
DEVELOPMENT
Kuwait On The Calendar
An ACC Level I Coaching Course has been held in Kuwait, one which promises significant progress. The 18 candidates were made up of six men’s and women's national team players and local schoolteachers. "They have promised to start cricket in their (Arab) schools," says ACC Development Officer Aminul Islam.
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Thailand In The Medals
After being a demonstration sport in 2012, cricket has featured as a medal sport for the first time in Thailand's National Games. Thailand joins Malaysia and Nepal as the only ACC members to have cricket as a part of their state sporting championships. "It is a terrific achievement, and a sign that cricket has truly established itself in the Thai sporting landscape," says ACC Development Officer for Thailand Venkatapathi Raju.
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ACC Management Forum In Kuala Lumpur
The ACC has held its third Management Forum, following the ones in 2004 and 2011. The Forum was designed to help ACC Region Associate and Affiliate nation Chief Executives and Finance Managers identify and develop ideal practises. The ACC Managers all made presentations during the four-day event. The ICC's Head of Global Development Tim Anderson made the first Keynote Address – The Changing World of Cricket - and Finance and Data Manager Ammar Shaikh presented twice. Singapore Cricket Association President and ICC Board Member KH Imran spoke on the opening day of the "uncertainties that lie ahead in these challenging times for the Associates and Affiliates."
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Qatar XI Win Qatar National Day Cricket
The Qatar Cricket Association added an event to the many held across the country to mark Qatar National Day, hosting a five-team tournament at the West Bay Cricket Complex on the north-eastern outskirts of Doha. It was the ninth event of its kind held by the QCA over the years. "We feel delighted to host this event and will continue to organize it for many more years to come with the same commitment and enthusiasm," said QCA General Secretary Manzoor Ahmad.
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UAE First Among Gulf Women
Unbeaten throughout, UAE clinched the inaugural Gulf Women's T20 Cricket Championship at the verdant Al Emarat ground in Muscat, Oman. UAE beat Kuwait by 49 runs in the Final, after scoring 122 for 6. The UAE's Subha Venkataraman and Samiya Saleem were Best Batter and Best Bowler of the Tournament, respectively while Kuwait's Maryam Omar was Player of the Tournament. "We are absolutely thrilled that the girls trained so hard these past two months and played so well," said ACC Development Officer Iqbal Sikander.

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