ACC Archived News - August 2007

ACC Starts Being Heard

The Asian Cricket Council will be broadcasting live audio commentary for all its tournaments from now until January 2008 via a website called . The first tournament to be broadcast is the World Cup qualifier, the ACC U-19 Elite Cup from August 20-29 which features Afghanistan, Hong Kong, Kuwait, Malaysia, Nepal. Oman, Qatar, Singapore, Thailand and the UAE.
GAGOC Gets On The Map

The Guangzhou Asian Games Organising Committee have started work on outlining three sites for the construction of grounds to be used for men's and women's cricket in the 2010 event.

The grounds are to be on the eco-island of the Guangzhou Higher Education MegaCentre and are one of five venue clusters to be used for the Games.
China's Newest Champions

The 2007 cricket season in China reached its climax with the completion of this year's National Tournament.

Following preliminary matches held in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangdong, Liaoning, the finals were held in Beijing on August 13. 59 men's teams in three age-groups and 19 women's teams took part in the tournament this year.
Myanmar's Movement Magnifies

Participants in this year’s Olympic Cricket Movement in Myanmar in July were three times as many as last year. “Bright sunshine helped us through and 163 children from 12 schools”, says Myanmar Cricket Federation President Nyunt Win. They took part in a series of events involving bowling and batting and fielding demonstrations and trials.
Nepal's Women Receive Stamp of Approval

Prior to departure for the ACC Women’s Tournament, Nepal’s women received a boost when the Nepal Philatelic Society lent its support by bringing out 500 commemorative stamps to mark Nepal's first-ever international women’s match.
Best U-19s to Tour Sri Lanka

The best cricketers from each country as selected by the ACC Development Officers following the ACC U-19 Elite Cup in August will form a 14-member squad to tour Sri Lanka in November 2007. The ACC U-19 side will play five one-day matches against clubs and the SLC Development side.
MRF Hosts Elite

56 of the ACC’s finest cricketers spent ten days at the MRF Pace Foundation in Chennai at the start of July. They were under the charge of ACC Development Officers, Roger Binny, Vece Paes, Rumesh Ratnayake, Iqbal Sikander and T. A. Sekar and Dennis Lillee of MRF.
Mohammad Nabi Becomes Second Afghan to Play for MCC

22-year old Afghani Mohammad Nabi has followed his compatriot Hamid Hassan in playing for the MCC. In a three-day match at Arundel in Sussex against the visiting Sri Lanka A side, which contained six full-internationals, Nabi top-scored with 43 out of 167 in the first innings and took a wicket.
Kuwait's U-19s on Tour

Kuwait’s U-19 cricketers are preparing for the ACC U-19 Cup in Malaysia in August with a seven-match tour of Karachi at the end of July. They will play various Academy teams on their 12-day tour.