ACC Archived News - July 2005

Cricket for Unity

Apt as this slogan is, it doesn’t say it all. Three One Day Internationals are to be played under this banner by the best cricketers that Africa and Asia have to offer. Massively symbolic, in this increasingly cynical day and age when so many matches become a blur and flurry of runs and faces, hits and chases, these matches will stand out as showcase events.

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ACC Specialist Coaching Course: Batting And Bowling

Chiang Mai, July 9 to 13: A seriously high-powered gathering of coaches met in Thailand for the first ACC course to specifically address the coaching of batting and bowling, with particular emphasis on bio-mechanics.

Along with the three ACC Development Officers and Cricket Australia, Aqib Javed and Mohsin Kamal were in attendance from Pakistan as well as former Sri Lankan Test player Champaka Ramanayake.

The other participants from Bahrain, Bangladesh, Hong Kong Kuwait, Nepal, Pakistan, Singapore, Thailand and the UAE are all prominent figures in the coaching set-ups of their respective countries. "The resultant knowledge gleaned from this excellent and challenging course by these coaches can only help to raise playing standards in their teams", said ACC Development Officer, Iqbal Sikander.

Filed July 13 2005

Myanmar Elated To Be Part Of ACC Family

U Khee Myint with Roger Binny and Grace Htaik in Yangon

Mrs. Grace Swe Zin Htaik, General Secretary of the Myanmar Cricket Federation reports of how "when the news came through about our acceptance to be a family member of the ACC, there was a great elation among our cricket lovers, young and old.

Lots of congratulations, lots of back clapping, lots of cheers all around. It was as if a life long dream had suddenly come true. U Khee Myint, the old bed- ridden cricketer was so overwhelmed, he almost got up from his bed and walked."

"For all this happiness and understanding, we most sincerely thank our ACC."

Myanmar, proposed by Malaysia and seconded by Thailand, were unanimously voted in to the ACC at the AGM on June 26th.

Filed July 1 2005