DEVELOPMENT FROM THE GROUND UP

Facilities Development Support

The ACC has placed a major focus on facilities development. The ACC continues to provide funding to support visits by NZSTI experts and support the ACC-accredited Curator training courses.

Countries wanting expert advice from an Institute advisor need in the first instance to contact their Development Officer or ACC administration.

About the NZSTI – ‘Laying the Groundwork for the World’s Best’

ACC Curator Training Courses

Since 2002 the Institute has delivered a series of Cricket Curatorship Training Programmes in countries such as UAE, Kuwait and Qatar in the Middle East and in South East Asia training modules have been delivered in Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia.

Each module is made up of theoretical in-class sessions every morning and is delivered by NZSTI expert trainers with on-site practical sessions in the afternoon provided with the assistance of experienced Curators.

The in-class topics form the generic learning base for the two main regions, but with a specific slant to cater for the various differences each region offers. Some of the topics include turf establishment and cricket wicket construction, rolling and mowing practices, irrigation and soil management, pitch preparation and renovation. Advanced topics in the final year discuss pitch-covers management, construction of practice facilities and performance testing pitches and outfields to name a few.

Napier’s McLean Park (Test and ODI venue) Head Curator Phil Stoyanoff assesses a wicket in Hong Kong during a Level II Curators Course in 2005

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