Bhutan has started its preparations for the forthcoming ACC age-group tournaments by holding an intensive coaching camp for U-19 girls and U-15 and U-17 boys in Thimphu. "The boys know about fitness to some extent but Bhutan have been very smart in getting the girls prepared for the Thailand tournament in December," says ACC Development Officer for Bhutan Roger Binny.

Following the 10-day camp, thirty U-19 girls took part in “the first ever Physical Fitness Test conducted by Bhutan Cricket,” and went through some challenging drills under the supervision of the local coaches. The final fourteen – the fit and the skillful -  for the ACC U-19 Women’s Championship will be chosen at the end of October, says Youth National Coach Damber Singh Gurung.

Sit and Reach

Further physical training camps will be held in other parts of Bhutan for national squad probables following the end of the monsoon season.

Sprint Test

Pictures courtesy Bhutan Cricket Council Board

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Country Profile: Bhutan

Filed August 14, 2008