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ACC Archived News - February 2006


DEVELOPMENT: Asia's Winners Announced

The Asian Cricket Council today announced the regional winners of the 2005 ICC Development Program Annual Awards.

The Hong Kong Cricket Association leads the way with three nominations from Asia.


MIDDLE EAST CUP 2006: Bajwa Rains On Afghanistan's Parade

Bahrain won the 2006 ACC Middle East Cup thanks to a stunning individual performance from Man of the Tournament Asgher Bajwa who led his team to an exciting three-wicket victory over Afghanistan.




U-19 WORLD CUP: PAKISTAN RACE TO WORLD CUP

With an astonishing burst of fast-bowling, Pakistan retained the ICC U-19 World Cup. They won by 38 runs, defending just 109.




U-19 WORLD CUP: NEPAL CLINCH THRILLER

Nepal made the world take notice of their cricketing potential with an incredible one-wicket victory over New Zealand in the Plate Final of the ICC U-19 World Cup.





U-19 WORLD CUP: BANGLADESH EASE TO VICTORY

Bangladesh clinched fifth place in the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup with a 98–run victory over Sri Lanka.




U-19 WORLD CUP: PAKISTAN ACES AUSTRALIA

Pakistan asserted their credentials as defending U-19 Word Cup Champions with a 163-run victory over Australia in the Super League Semi-Final. They will meet India in the Final.





U-19 WORLD CUP: NEPAL RUN IT CLOSE

Nepal put up a gutsy performance to get to the Plate Final, edging South Africa by just two runs.




U-19 WORLD CUP: LANKA'S BATSMEN SAVE THE DAY

Chasing 256, Sri Lanka’s batsmen carried them to an eight-wicket victory over Zimbabwe in the Super League Play-Off Semi Final. Sri Lanka’s opponents in the final will be Bangladesh.





U-19 WORLD CUP: INDIA ANNIHILATE ENGLAND

India reached the Final of the U-19 World Cup with a thumping 234-run victory against England.




U-19 WORLD CUP: BANGLADESH COME GOOD

Bangladesh returned to winning ways with a four-wicket victory against a fiery West Indies to advance to the Super League lower-place Playoff Final.





U-19 WORLD CUP: NEPAL THINK IT THROUGH

Nepal overcame a plucky Uganda to win their Plate Quarter-Final by 60 runs.




U-19 WORLD CUP: MUSHFIQUR PERSONALLY ON TOP

Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim is the leader in the man of the tournament standings after the first seven days of action in the ICC U/19 Cricket World Cup in Sri Lanka.





U-19 WORLD CUP: PAKISTAN PROCEED CAUTIOUSLY

Pakistan played conservatively to win their quarter-final against Zimbabwe by five wickets. They now play Australia in the semi-final and will need to be at their best to beat them.




U-19 WORLD CUP: INDIA DECIMATE WINDIES

India’s strengths were all to the fore as they beat the West Indies to qualify for the Super League semi-finals. They won by 126 runs.





U-19 WORLD CUP: AUSTRALIA HAMMER SRI LANKA

A thumping all-round performance by captain Moises Henriques took Australia to a nine-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the Super League Quarter-Final.




U-19 WORLD CUP: ENGLAND STUN BANGLADESH

In the tournament’s first major upset, England beat Bangladesh by five wickets in a low-scoring game to advance to the Super-League Semi Final, where they meet India.




U-19 WORLD CUP: DÉJÀ VU: SRI LANKA v INDIA

Four dropped catches played a major part in Sri Lanka’s loss to India by four wickets in the final U-19 World Cup group match. India finished top of the group and play West Indies in the quarter-final.




U-19 WORLD CUP: PAKISTAN STORM NEW ZEALAND

A whirlwind bowling and batting display saw Pakistan secure qualification for the Super League stage, as they beat New Zealand by eight wickets well within the first session of play.





U-19 WORLD CUP: NEPAL TURN THE SCREW

Nepal played astute cricket to first set and then defend a total of 234 to win their final group match against Ireland.




U-19 WORLD CUP: BANGLADESH CRUSH UGANDA

Bangladesh beat Uganda by 171 runs to finish at the top of Group A. They now face the second-placed team in Group D, either England or Zimbabwe, in the quarter-finals on Saturday.





U-19 WORLD CUP: BANGLADESH MORE THAN A MATCH FOR THE CHAMPIONS

Bangladesh raced to a 4-wicket victory against defending champions Pakistan in their group-stage encounter on Day 4 of the U-19 World Cup.




U-19 WORLD CUP: INDIA DO IT IN A HURRY

India beat Scotland with almost half the scheduled play in the day left, to win by eight wickets at the Premadasa Stadium.





U-19 WORLD CUP: NEPAL STUMBLE AT THE LAST

Nepal lost an agonisingly close encounter with Zimbabwe by just two runs, after being in control of the match for long periods of the time.




U-19 WORLD CUP: SRI LANKA POWER UP

Sri Lanka scored a confidence-boosting 137 run victory over Namibia in their second match of the U-19 World Cup at R. Premadasa Stadium.





U-19 WORLD CUP: NEPAL STUMBLE AFTER A GOOD START

Nepal would have been disappointed to lose to England in their opening game of the 2006 U-19 World Cup. They lost by 77 runs but for a long time victory was in their reach.




U-19 WORLD CUP: INDIA COAST TO SILKY WIN

India coasted to an easy nine-wicket win over African Associate qualifiers Namibia in their opening game of the U-19 World Cup.





U-19 WORLD CUP: PAKISTAN ROUT UGANDA

Pakistan raced to a thumping eight-wicket victory over African Associate qualifiers Uganda in their opening match of the U-19 World Cup.




U-19 WORLD CUP: BANGLADESH SPIN A WEB

Bangladesh opened their U-19 World Cup campaign with a tense three-wicket victory against New Zealand which owed much to the prowess of their spinners.




U-19 WORLD CUP: SRI LANKA EDGE THROUGH

Sri Lanka made hard work of beating Scotland to win their opening encounter in the 2006 U-19 Cricket World Cup by just four wickets.





U-19 WORLD CUP

The U-19 World Cup returns to Sri Lanka and promises to be the most competitive tournament yet. The youth development programs of all participating countries have progressed significantly since the last tournament. The Test-playing nations may find that their U-19 prospects find it considerably harder to assert rhemselves against Associate U-19 teams.




CHANCE TO BE BETTER THAN EVER: NEW ICC INTERCONTINENTAL CUP

The third season of the world’s only first-class tournament for non-Test playing countries will begin with a qualification play-off between Namibia and Nepal in Windhoek from March 23 to 26, 2006. For the first time the tournament is to be played over a four-day format.





CHINA GETS MORE OFFICIAL

Up to 30 Level 1 Coaches and Umpires could be created in China in February as they sit for accreditation at the end of the ACC's second Umpiring and Coaching Course in Kunming.





MALAYSIA OPENS UP

Since 2003, slowly but surely, Malaysia have been developing a women's team and at the rate of current progression, they cannot be far off being competitors in the next Asia Women's Asia Cup.

Primarily an Armed Forces Team from all the combined services, under the tutelage of Col. Gerard Singam of the MCA the team undergo regular practises and take part in inter-service competitions. "Initially they were all new to the game but cricket was offered to them as an international sport and about 25 women have come through with the passion and dedication necessary. They are former hockey players and athletes and I think that they could all be future national players," said Col. Singam.


 
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