ACC Archived News - July 2010

Rashid Latif Joins Afghanistan

Former captain of Pakistan Rashid Latif, 41, has gone to Afghanistan as a batting coach. In Kabul, announcing the appointment ACB CEO Dr. Hamid Shinwari said he was “delighted to welcome such a high-level coach. We hope that he will bring even more success to the team.”

Rashid Latif said “I am ready to serve Afghan players everywhere in the world, I came here with hopes to develop cricket.”
Boxed In Bahrain Try To Break Free

Since the start of this year, two weeks after winning the ACC U-19 Challenge and three months after they reached the Final of Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Division 6, Bahrain’s cricketers have lost their regular training facility the BCA Academy at Al Najma, their position in the top 10 of the ACC Elite, couldn’t advance out of Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Division 5 and finished sixth out of ten at the ACC U-16 Elite.

“The National Team took part in the WCL which was held in Nepal without proper training as there was no facility as mentioned above. The poor results of the WCL tournament is the proof. The Under-16s had also come to Nepal without proper training,” says ACC Development Officer for Nepal Rumesh Ratnayake.

But a change is going to come.
Farid Malik: Rest In Peace

It is with considerable sadness that we heard of the passing of Farid Malik of the UAE, one of the region’s most eminent umpires. He passed away at the age of 59 at the start of July, having suffered a heart attack. It was not just his skill at umpiring that distinguished him, he was a warm and personable individual whose smile and common sense were readily apparent whenever one encountered him.
Maldives Values Cricket

The Cricket Board of Maldives have held an event to promote its values among their youngest cricketers and their families. The values: Focus, Trust, Timeliness, Caring, "are more than values for cricket, they are values important in all aspects of life. Be it work, family life or play," said Board President Ahmed Hassan Didi at the opening of the event.
Singapore Elevates

"The time has come for cricket in Singapore to elevate itself" says Singapore Cricket Association President Imran Khwaja. "The SCA recognises the enormous potential for Singapore as a cricketing nation, as a venue for international cricket events, and as a regional hub including, an international cricket laboratory. We have identified revenue opportunities that are available to be maximised to their fullest and ploughed back into development and facilities which will aid the growth of the sport in our country."
Omanis Beat The Heat

Following the success of last year's event, Oman Cricket are holding their second All Omani Summer Cricket Tournament. The tournament was set up to increase the playing opportunities for those of Omani origin. "There is an increase in locals playing cricket since last year," say Oman Cricket, and the tournament now has four teams of Arab Omanis compared to last year's three.
CAN Produces Video For ICC

The Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) produced a three-minute video at the request of the ICC which was screened at the ICC Annual Conference in Singapore. The video, a compilation of footage of international tournaments hosted by CAN, was made to show Associate and Affiliate nations how media exposure plays a role in cricket development.
ACC Appoints New President

Mr. AHM Mustafa Kamal FCA MP, President of the Bangladesh Cricket Board, has been nominated as the ACC's 21st President. Mr. Kamal takes over from Mr. Ijaz Butt, Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board, who had held the post since 2008. The appointment took place at the ACC's AGM in Singapore.
More Cricket = More Umpires In UAE

The Sharjah Cricket Council are conducting an umpiring course in July in order to provide professional umpires for the growing number of matches in the UAE.
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