ACC Archived News - June 2009

Dechencholing Defend Their Title In Thimphu

Dechencholing successfully retained the Thimphu School U-19 Girls Trophy, played for the second time this year, after they beat Yangchenphug by six wickets in the Final. Dechencholing, with eight national players in their line-up were strong favourites from the start.
Bhutan's Women Get Ready

Bhutan’s women cricketers are preparing for the forthcoming ACC Women’s Twenty20 Championship with some intensive training in Thimphu. They started their camp in May and have been working hard on all aspects of their game since then, playing in a domestic tournament as well as regular practices.

The bulk of the squad is the same as that which played in the ACC U-19 Women's Championship in December 2008. Bhutan finished sixth in that event but impressed throughout with their commitment and adherence to the basics of the game. Left-arm pace-bowler Anju Gurung finished third in the tournament averages.
Bhutan's Drugyel: Top of the Class

Paro’s inaugural School Tournament ended with Drugyel Lower Secondary School beating Khangkhu School by eight wickets in the final at the Rinpung Ground. Cricket came to Paro three years ago, this school tournament was the first in what are planned to be many more in the region.
ACC Annual Report Published

The ACC Annual Report & Accounts for 2008 have been published. It is the fifth such report to be compiled and as before outlines the activities and expenditures of the Asian Cricket Council in the previous financial year.

The 45,000-word, 980-picture, 188-page report takes in all development activity in the region, highlighting the six tournaments hosted by the ACC, starting with the Asia Cup as well as the international activity of the countries involved in the ICC World Cricket League: Afghanistan, Hong Kong and Nepal.
Paro On The Go In Bhutan

Three years after cricket was first played in Paro, a town 30 kilomretres from Bhutan's capital Thimphu, the first ever school tournament has just been played in the region. "The tournament should have been done before but due to lack of a proper playing surface and unavailability of coach to the school, we had a tough time and this year after being informed to school teacher who have attended the Level O Bhutan Cricket Council Board Coaching course, they have initiated and worked really hard to form a Juniors U-13 team", says Sonam Phuntsho, the Paro District Cricket co-ordinator.
China's Women To Tour Malaysia

As a prelude to their participation in the ACC Women’s Twenty20 Championship in July, China will be playing three matches against Malaysia at the Kinrara Oval in Kuala Lumpur. The tour is being supported by the Pakistan Cricket Board and is being personally monitored by Pakistan’s Ambassador for Cricket to China Javed Miandad.