ACC Archived News - February 2012

Incheon Inching Forward
Actually it’s a significant stride. The Asian Cricket Council has invited the 2014 Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee to attend the Micromax Asia Cup in Dhaka, and the Secretary General of IAGOC Kwon Kyung-Sang has accepted. “It’s a great opportunity for the Koreans to see all that happens when cricket is played at the highest level. There is no bigger stage for cricket in Asia than the Asia Cup with all its symbolism, its history and its passionately followed encounters and with the Asian Games Twenty20 matches just two and a half years away, this is the key time for the Incheon Games Organisers to experience just how Asian, just how special, cricket is,” says ACC Chief Executive Syed Ashraful Huq.
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41 On Level I In UAE
ACC Development Officer Venkatesh Prasad conducted a Level I coaching program in Sharjah at the end of February. 41 aspiring coaches, including five ladies, three of them national team players, took part in the course. Among the men, former national player Ali Asad and current national team vice-captain Mohammad Tauqir were in the group.
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Malaysia And Singapore To The Four
Malaysia and hosts Singapore have gone one step closer to challenging for a place in the 2015 World Cup by securing promotion from Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Division 5. They now join Nepal who are already in Division 4, in an event to be staged later in the year. “It’s a great result for the two teams,” says their ACC Development Officer Aminul Islam. “They were favourites going in but they had to play good cricket all the way to make sure.”
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Asia's Development Winners
The ACC has selected five regional winners for this year’s Pepsi ICC Development Programme Awards. The judging of the global awards across all five Development regions will take place in Dubai, with the winners being announced on February 28 2012.

The Bhutan Cricket Council Board has won two awards: Best Overall Cricket Development Programme and Best Women’s Cricket Initiative. Best Cricket Promotion and Marketing Programme goes to the Cricket Board of Maldives and Brunei Darussalam Cricket Association wins Photo of the Year. Oman Cricket Chairman Kanak Khimji is up for the Lifetime Service Award.
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Girls Guide The Way
The women's cricket movement gains further momentum with the latest ACC U-19 Women's Championship, the third of its kind, following its inception in December 2008. Kuwait hosts its second consecutive ACC women's tournament and is proving to be a most hospitable base for cricket in the Gulf.
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