ACC Archived News - January 2008

New ACC President Feels At Home

Arjuna Ranatunga, the Chairman of Sri Lanka Cricket, became the 18th President of the Asian Cricket Council at the start of January. He met with the Chief Executive, Vice-President and Finance Manager in Colombo where he was briefed on the activities of the Council.
BCCI to Boost School Cricket

Promoting school cricket has been a priority for the BCCI President Sharad Pawar and it appears that a national school competition will be in place from the next season.

The Junior Cricket Committee of The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has recommended that the BCCI conduct school level competitions with support from the State associations. All State associations are being requested to adopt five schools in urban areas in addition to five in rural areas. The State associations are being asked to establish an inter-school competition.
Hong Kong Airs Views on New Grounds

With the secession of the two cricket grounds at Po Kong in December back to the state, the Hong Kong Cricket Association (HKCA) have been working with the local authorities to secure some long-term solutions to the problem of ground usage and the holy grail: a ground fit to stage ODIs.
Singaporeans Find Berth in Perth

National cricketers Chetan Suryawanshi, Shoib Razzak and Pramodh Raja are spending three months in Perth to play in the Western Australian Cricket Association League in order to fast-track their improvement.

"We are committed to raising the standard of the national team and one of the best ways is to send them off to Australia where the competition is stiff,'' said Singapore Cricket Association Deputy President Mahmood Gaznavi.
Cricket Returns to the Olympic Movement

Cricket has taken the first step on the long road to inclusion in the Olympic programme by winning provisional recognition status from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) The IOC said that cricket won recognition due to its youth-development programs.
UAE Women to Play Twenty20 Cricket

The Emirates Cricket Board (ECB), will be holding a Twenty20 tournament for women in the UAE in February. Matches will be played at Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

"Our objective in organising this tournament is to attract more women into the game. Schools, colleges, cricket academies and even institutions can participate in this tournament," says Mazhar Khan, ECB Administrator.