ACC Archived News - February 2007

Asia's Development Winners

The Asia region winners of the sixth ICC Development Awards have been announced following the submission of nominations by the Asian Cricket Council. Matthew Kennedy, ICC Global Development Manager says, “Winning these awards is a fantastic tribute to the successful Members. They will rightly take the plaudits but the whole process of deciding the winners has left the regional judges feeling immensely positive about the health of the game around the world.”
Brunei Blossoms

Chung Ching Middle School in Bander Seri Bagwan has become the second school in Brunei to start its own team. Its stated long term aim is to develop players for the national side.
Laws Of Cricket In Russian

The Laws of Cricket have been translated into Russian at the instigation of the Asian Cricket Council. “This is a first step and opens up a whole new region for the expansion of the game. The countries in line to most benefit are the former Russian republics Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, countries which have a long history of trade and commerce with their neighbours Afghanistan and Pakistan,” says Syed Ashraful Huq, the ACC Chief Executive.
Tigress Progress

The first women’s cricket tournament in Bangladesh commenced at the end of January with a match at the new Mirpur national stadium .A crowd of 5000 were in attendance as M. Abdul Aziz, President of the Bangladesh Cricket Board inaugurated proceedings. Ten teams are taking part in the event across the country and selectors will choose the 30 best players to form the basis of Bangladesh’s first national squad.