ASIA’S TRIPLE TRIUMPH

Asia scooped three of the nine 2005 ICC Development Program Awards with the Chinese Cricket Association, Phuket Cricket Union and Dr, Harjit Singh of Johor, Malaysia being recognised.

Photo of the Year
China Cricket Association

Taken at Badaling, the Great Wall of China on September 23rd, 2005


Best Spirit of Cricket Initiative
Asian Cricket Sixes Tour – Phuket Thailand
Lifetime Service Award
Dr. Harjit Singh, Malaysia

“I am honoured to have this award bestowed upon me... this will be a terrific help in drawing more attention to the cause of developing cricket in Malaysia."


The global winners were selected by Ehsan Mani (ICC President), Malcolm Gray (past ICC President), Dr Ali Bacher (ICC Cricket World Cup 2003 Executive Director) and Roger Knight (MCC Chief Executive and Secretary).

“This whole process has once again shown the outstanding work being done in the development of cricket around the world,” said Mr. Mani. “It was immensely difficult to select the winners but those lucky enough to have been chosen reflect the contributions they have made to our wonderful worldwide sport. Everyone involved, winners and those not chosen, deserve immense credit for their efforts,” he added.

Dr. Harjit Singh speaking from Johor said, “I am honoured to have this award bestowed upon me. Much credit is due to the Johor State Government, the National Sports Council of Malaysia, all my colleagues at the Johor Cricket Council and sponsors who have always supported me in my endeavours. I feel I have achieved only 60% of my ambitions and this award will be a terrific help in drawing more attention to the cause of developing cricket in Malaysia. I am truly grateful to the ACC and ICC for recognising me.”

ICC Development Program Annual Awards – Global Winners:

Best Overall Cricket Development Program
Uganda Cricket Association

Best Junior Cricket Initiative
PNG Cricket Board

Best Women's Cricket Initiative
Tanzanian Cricket Association

Best Cricket Promotional Program
Cricket Scotland/Lloyds TSB Scotland

Best Spirit of Cricket Initiative
Asian Cricket Sixes Tour – Phuket Thailand

Photo of the Year
China Cricket Association

UNAIDS Award
Namibia Cricket Board

Volunteer of the Year
Richard Illingworth, Costa Rica

Lifetime Service Award
Dr. Harjit Singh, Malaysia
Ms. Norma Whitehorn (IWCC)

Filed April 14 2006

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