25 boys and 25 girls from 14 different provinces, the best prospects from the recently concluded Youth National Games in Thailand have gathered in Bangkok for a three-week cricket camp under the supervision of Youth Development Coach Shan Kader. The aim is to create squads for next year’s ACC U-16 event and the U-19 in 2015.

Hosted very comfortably at Rattanakosin Somphot School on the outskirts of Bangkok, while on term break, the children are being coached by national cricketers Wanchana Uisuk and Nopphon Senamontree and four other Thai coaches. The school hopes to develop its cricket facilities with the help of the Cricket Association of Thailand. CAT has provided a nutritionist to deliver three well-balanced meals a day to the teenagers. The playing field and indoor facilities have been made available to the 50 budding cricketers who have been split into three groups: batting, fast-bowling and spin-bowling.

ACC Development Officer for Thailand Venkatapathi Raju is impressed by the scheme, “Thailand is very fortunate that it has cricketers who are not only willing to learn but also able to give the time to camps like this.” Thailand’s women have risen from beginners in 2007 to ACC Women’s Champions in 2013 and U-19 Women’s Championship Finalists in 2012, and the boys are in the U-16 and U-19 Elite Divisions.

Thailand Cricket Profile

Filed April 30th, 2013