ACC Archived News - June 2010

Afghans For MCC Against Pakistan

Hamid Hassan and Mohammad Nabi, two shining stars of Afghanistan, have renewed their acquaintance with the best in world cricket after appearing for the MCC against Pakistan at Lord's. Sourav Ganguly, Chris Jarris, Ian Harvey, Brian Lara and Chaminda Vaas were among their illustrious team-mates as the MCC lost by just 6 runs, chasing 165 in a Twenty20 match.
Cricket Stars Bat For Children

Colombo, Wednesday 23 June – As India and Sri Lanka prepare for the Micromax Asia Cup final - Captain of the Sri Lankan team Kumar Sangakkara and bowler Muttiah Muralitharan took time off to speak to children from Matale, about good nutrition, sanitation and girls' education.
Hong Kong Shortlist 20 For Asian Games

The Hong Kong Cricket Association (HKCA) has shortlisted a squad of twenty players for both the men's and women's teams for the upcoming 2010 Asian Games in November in Guangzhou. The final 15 will be selected at the end of August.
ACC Captains Unite for UNICEF's Healthy Hat-Trick

Dambulla, Sri Lanka, Thursday 17 June – Captains of four of the biggest cricket playing nations in the world – India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh - took time out from the Micromax Asia Cup here today to commit themselves to playing for a hat-trick of another kind, "Cricket’s Healthy Hat-Trick".
Thai Coaches Emerge

Cricket Thailand held a Level I coaching course for 16 participants from across Thailand at St. Stephen's International School in Khao Yai, 200 kilometers north of Bangkok. The five-day course was run by ACC Development Officers Aminul Islam and Rumesh Ratnayake who were also assisted by Cricket Thailand's Chief Executive Mohideen Kader, Saurabh Dhanuka and John Hottinger.
Exciting Developments For The Growth Of Cricket

A new and expanded global qualification system will be established to give the ICC Associate and Affiliate Members a distinct pathway towards the ICC World Twenty20.
Hong Kong In The Asian Games

Hong Kong are the latest country to confirm their participation in the Asian Games in Guangzhou in November. Both the men's and women's teams will be taking part. They join Bangladesh, China Pakistan, Sri Lanka in fielding teams in both the men's and women's Twenty20 events. Thailand were first to confirm a team in the women's event; Afghanistan, Malaysia and Nepal are also likely to take part in Guangzhou.
UAE 'Thinking Out Of The Box'

The Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) held a Level 0 coaching course at the end of May. The Level 0 focuses on the basics of cricket and it went hand-in-hand with a workshop by ACC Development Officer Rumesh Ratnayake at the same time. The 'Thinking Out Of The Box' workshop was designed to provide coaches with more coaching options rather than a by-the-book approach.