The five ACC members who will be taking part in the ICC World Cricket League divisions from 2007-2008 will each be sending seven national players to the renowned MRF (Madras Rubber Foundry) Pace Foundation which is helmed by one-time Test-leading wicket-taker Dennis Lillee and former Indian pace-bowler T.A. Sekhar. The best three pace-bowlers from Afghanistan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Oman, Nepal and the UAE will attend with three spinners and a batsman. They will also be joined by the same number from the U-19 squad of Malaysia during the ten-day session in June.

"It is the ACC's intention that these teams do well in the World Cricket League and the MRF camp in Chennai is to prepare the five qualifiers for World Cup qualification. An invitation was extended to the Malaysian Under-19 squad to train at MRF as they have pre-qualified for the 2008 U-19 World Cup next February and can benefit from the opportunity to train from this year," says ACC Development Manager Sultan Rana.

Filed April 2 2007