ACC Archived News - June 2007

Distribution Of Funds To Non-Test Playing Countries Underway

With the postponement of the 2006 Asia Cup, member countries did not receive any financial assistance from the ACC last year. It was subsequently decided at the 2006 AGM to grant US$1.5 million to all non- Test playing countries to allow them to fulfill their scheduled development programs.
Nepal's Women Play First National Champiohship

Women’s cricket in Nepal is drawing top-ranking athletes from other sports in the country to the extent that four 14-member squads from Baitadi, Nepalganj, Bhairahawa and Kathmandu are taking part in the first-ever national championship.
ACC Strategy Plan Unveiled

The ACC has prepared a comprehensive five-year strategy for the benefit of the non-Test playing countries in the region.
This has appeared in a document made available to all members, the ‘ACC Strategy Plan 2007-2011'.
AGM Seminar - Leading Cricket Across Asia

Following the event in Kuala Lumpur last June on 'The Future Direction of Asian Cricket, the ACC held another seminar in Chennai prior to this year's AGM.

This year's theme was 'Leading Cricket Across Asia.'
2007 ACC AGM Held In Chennai

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The Asian Cricket Council held its Annual General Meeting in Chennai in June. Mr. ACC President Mr. Jayantha Dharmadasa chaired the meeting.
Maldives Launch Blog

The Board of Control for Cricket in the Maldives became the first national cricket association in the world to host a blog on its official website, www.maldivescricket. "The aim is to bring players, fans and stakeholders of Maldivian cricket together and to share in the development of cricket," says the website.

Myanmar embody the truest spirit of amateur cricket in the ACC and arguably, the world. The Myanmar Cricket Federation is a benevolent parental body which offers holistic encouragement to all who wish to play.
UAE To Tour Scotland And Canada

The UAE cricket team embark on an 18-day tour to Scotland and Canada in June. During the tour, UAE will play two-four day matches and four one-day matches.
China's Domestic Cricket On A Roll

The 2007 domestic cricket season has started in China with 64 teams taking part in various competitions, 15 of which are women's teams. Age-groups ranging from U-12 to seniors will play and games will be played in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenyang and Guangzhou.
Myanmar Starts The Road Beyond Yangon

The Myanmar Cricket Federation organized a Basic Cricket Coaching Course at Taungyi in the southern states. Three MCF coaches took 33 participants through the five-day program. Male and female school teachers, members of the State and District Sports Councils, the Army, Red Cross and sports clubs took part.
Bhutan's Thimphu And Sarpang Schools Compete

Bhutan's capital Thimphu has started its season with a month-long schools- tournament for seniors and juniors. The schools participating were Motithang Higher Secondary School, Yangchenphu Higher Secondary School, Khasadrapchu Middle Secondary School and Dechencholling Middle Secondary School.
Shenyang Clinch The Crown

The following report was submitted by the Chinese Cricket Association.

Shenyang Sports Institute became national Chinese champion after three rounds of highly competitive games against Shanghai Tongji University, Shenzhen University and Beijing Li Ze Secondary School in the two-day finals of the 2007 CCA Schools Tournament for Women.
Start Of The Journey To The Next World Cup

The qualifying path to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 started at the end of May in Darwin, northern Australia for the eight countries in the ICC's World Cricket League Division 3.
Nepal Lay The Foundation

A project conceived five years ago by the Cricket Association of Nepal for a National Cricket Academy has had its foundation stone laid. In a ceremony at Mulpani on the outskirts of Kathmandu, the ACC Chief Executive along with the Nepal National Sports Council Secretary Jeevan Ram Shrestha and CAN President Binaya Raj Pandey laid the first marker on the 140,000 sq. metre site.