BUDDHI AND SARIKA ON TOP FOR TENUmpires Sarika Prasad of Singapore and Buddhi Pradhan of Nepal have been named on the ICC Associate and Affiliate Panel for the tenth consecutive year. Sarika and Buddhi will be assigned to ODI and T20I matches involving Associate and Affiliate Members, ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers and ICC World Twenty20 Qualifiers, as well as ICC Intercontinental Cup matches, the Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Championship and Divisions, and other Associate and Affiliate tournaments.
QATAR’S 400Close to 400 boys from 12 schools in Qatar have taken part in a day-long camp at the spartan West Bay grounds in Dafna, on the outskirts of Doha. The camp was aimed at identifying nascent talent among the children, who were aged between 8 and 12. 10 local coaches were involved. Qatar Cricket Association General Secretary Manzoor Ahmad expressed his delight at the big number of trainees turning up for the camp. "We’re delighted that such a huge number of boys showed their interest in cricket. All the trainees displayed their keenness to improve their cricketing skills and sense."
ASIA’S 2014 DEVELOPMENT WINNERSIn a modified version of the scheme which has been running since 2002, the Pepsi ICC Development Programme Annual Awards now has six categories recognising exceptional achievement in the field of cricket development. This year’s winners from the Asian region reveal new and worthy candidates, many of whom could have won in previous years too, such has been the rigorous, consistent and excellent manner of their work. The ACC award winners will now join winners from the four other ICC Regions for judging prior to the announcement of the ICC Global Awards later in the year.