Following the first-ever camp for women cricketers in Qatar, where 150-lady cricketers showed up at the West Bay Ground, National Coach Aruna de Silva reports that he has “just started a Women’s Coach Educator Course for School Teachers and Outside Ladies who can do the Coaching for Qatar’s National and Under-19 Women’s teams.”

Umpiring and coaching as well as fitness programs will be demonstrated. "It was very good response from Ladies and there are more than 20 participants on the ground," says Mr. de Silva, adding "many more newspapers are behind us now for these events and cricket is more and more popular in Qatar."

Filed February 18 2008