Bhutan have started preparation for the ACC U-19 Women’s Championship to take place at the end of the year, by holding its first ‘Girls Tournament’. Three schools in Thimphu: Angchenphu Higher Secondary, Lungtenzampa Middle Secondary School and Dechencholing Middle Secondary School compete in the inaugural event.

A bowler from Lungtenzamapa School

All the matches are being played at Dechencholing on coir matting and are attracting decent crowds.

Another girl’s tournament is planned for the end of the month in Gelephu. “We are taking the U-19 women’s event very seriously,” said national coach Damber Singh Gurung, “this tournament is a start, the standard has to, and will, get better.”

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Filed April 17, 2008