ACC Archived News - March 2007

Nepal And Singapore Win In Global Development

Nepal and Singapore have been confirmed as winners of the 2006 ICC Global Development Awards with the Singapore Cricket Association winning the blue riband award of Best Overall Cricket Development Program.
2007 Development Program

The ACC are pleased to announce their development program calendar of activities for the remainder of 2007. In total 7 courses and 41 Development Officer Country Assignments are scheduled along with four tournaments, including the first ever ACC tournament for women as well as a Twenty20 Cup.
Brunei Hands On The Baton

Continuing their efforts to start the playing of cricket by the children of Brunei, the Brunei Darussalam Cricket Association (BDCA) has given ACC-branded cricket equipment to 13 primary schools in Temburong, the eastern-most part of the country. “I believe this district has a lot of potential to develop the game,” says BDCA Chief Executive Manzur Ahmed.
BCCB Roadshow Heads South

The Bhutan Cricket Council Board has taken cricket to the south of the country, on the border with India’s Assam, as part of a program to encourage a whole new slew of schools to take up cricket. The tour was made with the full co-operation of the Youth and Sports Division of the Ministry of Education.
Nepal Win Premier League

Nepal have won the 2006-2007 ACC Premier League, with UAE finishing a close second. Nepal have been contenders for the three-day cricket title from the onset of the event and had finished second to UAE in both previous seasons.
Oman And Qatar Boost Women's Cricket

ACC Development Officer Roger Binny, on his visit to the Sultanate in January encouraged Oman to continue in its ambitions for women's cricket and following an inter-school girls soft-ball tournament held at the end of 2006, Oman is now set to introduce women's cricket to the country.
ACC Women's Tournament Set For July 2007

The ACC will hold its first women's tournament this year with up to eight teams taking part. Bangladesh have yet to confirm their participation and should they do so, they will join China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Nepal, Singapore, Thailand and the UAE. The event will be held in Malaysia from July 11-17.
Cricket Advancing Towards The Asian Games

Following a meeting between the President of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) HE. Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah and HRH Tunku Imran during the recently completed Doha Asian Games, the cause for cricket's inclusion in the Asian Games of 2010 at Guangzhou has advanced considerably.