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ACC Archived News - April 2015

QATAR HITS THE MARK
Following the Level 0 Umpiring Course held in January in Qatar, a Level I has been held. The course featured a number of the candidates from the start of the year. 17 participants in all, including 4 ladies, were taken through the modules by ACC Umpiring Resource Person Bomi Jamula, who was assisted by local mistress of all trades Shivani Mishra.
ACC DEMERGER IN RESPONSE TO ICC RESTRUCTURING
ACC Media Release, Kuala Lumpur, April 18 2015
A meeting of the Executive Board of the Asian Cricket Council was held on April 13th April 2015 in Dubai, UAE. At the meeting Board further endorsed the decisions taken at its previous Board meeting, in response to ICC restructuring, to demerge its dual role of hosting events and conducting development work in the Asian region in order to provide the required focus and perform roles effectively.
CHANGES TO THE CRICKET DEVELOPMENT STRUCTURE IN ASIA
ICC Media Release, Dubai, April 17 2014
The International Cricket Council (ICC) and Asian Cricket Council (ACC) today announced that the regional development activities implemented by the ACC, currently based in Kuala Lumpur, will from 1 July 2015 be managed by the ICC, based in Dubai.
THAILAND AND MALAYSIA WIN ICC DEVELOPMENT PRIZES
Thailand have won their second ICC Development Programme Annual Award. Having won last year for Best Women's Cricket Initiative, this year the Cricket Association of Thailand have taken The Spirit of Cricket Award, given to acknowledge its work with underprivileged Hill Tribe children and orphans in Northern Thailand, providing them with education alongside cricket activities. Feisal Tajuddin of Malaysia receives the singular honour of being Volunteer of the Year thanks to his work in growing cricket at all levels in Malaysia.
SINGAPORE REACHES OUT TO A YORKER
The Singapore Cricket Association Academy which currently runs programs throughout the week at the Kallang in the east of the city state now has another operations venue on the other side of the island, at the Yorker Cricket Ground. SCA National Development Officer Shoib Razzak says, "our main objective was to apply our resources. Parents had been telling us that bringing their boys to Kallang from so far away was difficult, so doubling up our activity on weekends at Yorker allow us to serve the community and develop the schools in the west."


 
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