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ACC Archived News - August 2013

Singapore's Sports Hub Impresses
‘If you build it they will come,’ goes the paraphrase from Field of Dreams. And Singapore are. And it looks like we will be unable to resist coming to what will be, on completion in April 2014, a state-of-the-art sporting venue for Asia, the Singapore Sports Hub. One that, among its many uses, is set for a 35,000 seat cricket stadium. “It is an amazing development, very impressive, one that can offer a lot to the cricket world beyond Singapore,” says Singapore Cricket Association President K.H. Imran.
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India U-23 Emerge As Champions
India U-23 won the inaugural ACC Emerging Teams Cup, beating Pakistan U-23 by nine wickets in the Final. India 's and Pakistan's best young cricketers played out the Final in front of 3000 passionate supporters at the Singapore Kallang and after winning the toss and choosing to bat, Pakistan were looking well set for a total over 200 at 88 for 2 in the 28th over.
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ACC Emerging Teams Cup: Preview
The ACC Emerging Teams Cup has been created by the Asian Cricket Council for the specific cause of developing the talents of the most prominent young cricketers of Asia. The event, the inaugural edition of which is being held in Singapore, follows on from the Council’s highly successful U-19 Asia Cup series. The most recent ACC U-19 Asia Cup was played in front of packed houses, the Final, played between India and Pakistan, going down to the last ball and ending in a tie. The event served as a direct warm-up for the ICC U19 World Cup and this Emerging Teams Cup is directed at promoting the careers of the cricketers in the Test-playing countries and our leading Associate nations.
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Thailand Finish On A High
Thailand beat Zimbabwe by 25 runs on the Duckworth / Lewis Method after rain brought an early end to the Shield final in the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Qualifier in Dublin and although it did not bring qualification to the next World T20 due to be held in Bangladesh next year Thailand have established themselves as a leading force in women’s international cricket.
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