ACC Archived News - February 2010

China's Women In Bangladesh

China's women cricketers will spend a month in Bangladesh starting in March. 16 senior players along with 14 members of the Under-19 squad will train and play at the BKSP (Bangladesh Institute of Sports) and will also watch the Dhaka Test between Bangladesh and England during their time there.
Brunei's Beginnings

ACC Development Officer Aminul Islam has completed a four-day visit to Brunei where he worked with both the Under-16 and senior teams as well as local coaches. The Under-16 team are preparing for the upcoming ACC U-16 Challenge Cup in Malaysia in July and the focus is on helping school coaches develop the Under-16 team. Mr. Islam also conducted basic coaching sessions for the seniors and says that "positive things are happening in Brunei".
Invitation To Bid For The Asia Cup

The Asian Cricket Council ("ACC") has decided to tender various rights in connection with the Asia Cups to be held in 2010, 2012 and 2014 participated by Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. There will be seven One Day International matches per tournament. The following rights are available for sale:
A. Media rights
B. Title sponsorship rights
C. Stadium advertising rights
D. Official Sponsor rights
Afghanistan Has A New Home Ground

Afghanistan has been granted use of Sharjah Cricket Stadium as its ‘home ground’ for use in ODIs and first-class cricket. The grant was made by the foremost patron of cricket in the UAE Abdulrahman Bukhatir on the occasion of Sharjah’s world-record 200th ODI, who said, “Bearing in mind the difficulties they have in Afghanistan, the cricketers deserve to have a place somewhere where they can come and feel that they are at home.”
Nepal All Set To Go

Tribhuvan University, the Bhaktapur Army School and Pulchowk Engineering College  grounds in Nepal are the three venues hosting the Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Division 5. Upgrades have been made to all the grounds and Nepal’s curators and administrators have been working tirelessly over the past months. They are now ready.
China's Bio-Mechanic Platform

Ten players from the national squads have been the first to undergo bio-mechanical testing in China's new focus on sports science as a tool to improve their players’ performance.

Five men and five women have been tested in the Guangdong Sports Science centre under the watchful eye of Dr. Liu Jingmin and three others. ACC Development Officer for China Aminul Islam helped the scientists set up the sensors and cameras and national coaches Rashid Khan (men) and Mamatha Maben (women) were on hand to prepare the cricketers.
Marvan Atapattu: "Singapore Has Talent"

The Singapore Cricket Association (SCA) has engaged the services of former Sri Lankan captain Marvan Atapattu on a year-long contract as their Director of Coaching. Atapattu's first outing with Singapore's national squad will be at the Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Division 5 in Nepal this February.