ACC Archived News - December 2007

Myanmar's Inter-School Gets Interesting

There were six teams last year, this year there were fifteen. Ten boys and five girls teams took part in the second Myanmar Inter-School cricket tournament in Yangon last week.

Batting first and scoring 121, BEHS(4) Ahlone beat BEHS(1) Lamadaw by 49 runs in the final of the boys tournament, which was played over 20 overs at the Bahan ground.
Qatar Gets Serious About Women's Cricket

National Coach Aruna de Silva, head of the Women's Cricket Development Programme at the Qatar Cricket Association (QCA) has been at the forefront of setting up a QCA Women's Committtee for the development of women's cricket. Maryam Gul Khan has been appointed as women 's cricket co-ordinator.
Asia Cup to be Played in June 2008

Following a meeting of the Executive Board of the Asian Cricket Council in Delhi, it has been confirmed that the ninth Asia Cup will be played in Pakistan at the end of June 2008.

Bangladesh, India Pakistan and Sri Lanka will be competing with Hong Kong and the UAE. Details of the ODI schedule will be released in due course.
Iran's First Women

The first Iranian women's cricket tournament has been held in Kermanshah, in the west of the country. Four teams, including two from Tehran, took part with Kerman coming through as the winners.

Fatemeh Nourie, an umpire for three years, was the convenor of the tournament and says that "In these pictures you can feel the passion for the game in Iranian girls. We love to grow the cricket family in Iran."
Bhutan's Women Catch Up

Cricket has caught on amongst Bhutanese women with thrice-weekly coaching camps conducted by the Bhutan Cricket Council in Thimphu. National youth coach Damber Singh Gurung along with senior men players take the girls through a coaching skills program. ACC Development Officer Roger Binny started things off during his visit in November.
Singapore Wins ACC U-15 Elite

Singapore won a keenly contested match against Kuwait at the Army School ground in Bhaktapur to claim the ACC U-15 Elite Cup.

Watched by a crowd growing in numbers all day as the lure of two elite teams playing cricket proved irresistible, Singapore didn't really get a firm grip on the cup until the very end of the match.
ACC to Hold Women's U-19 Tournament Next Year

Following the success of this year's inaugural Women's Tournament in Malaysia, the ACC will hold an U-19 tournament for women in 2008. The likely venue is Malaysia. Eight countries took part in the senior women's event in Johor Baru, which was won by Bangladesh. The U-19 event is likely to feature at least ten teams.

A 2010 U-19 women's cup is also planned for 2010 in China.
U-15 ACC Elite Age-Verification Program Results Issued

The results of the Age-Verification Program conducted in Nepal during the ACC U-15 Elite Cup have been released. 140 radiology examinations have been conducted in Nepal since the teams' arrival with all the players from the ten participating teams.

The Asian Cricket Council Age-Verification Program has been in place for all age-group competitions since May 2005. It was introduced to ensure that all competitors would be meeting on a fair and equitable basis on the criteria of actual age. Age-discrepancies among competitors lead to performance advantages for older players and injury-risks for the younger ones.  The Asian Cricket Council's U-15 Tournaments, as with its U-17 and U-19 tournaments are held to be just that - for those players who are the appropriate age.