Petchabun, Khon Kaen and Chiang Mai: these are the regions where ACC Development Officer, Roger Binny, spent seven gruelling days with Thailand’s budding cricketing enthusiasts.

Little big Cricketers

Petchabun was the first to be dealt the expertise of Roger Binny. Here, training sessions were held for the junior boys and girls who showed remarkable energy during the learning process. Only being introduced recently to cricket, Binny highlighted that he was pleasantly surprised to notice, “a significant development amongst the children.”

A glance into the future

Khon Kaen has been deemed to be the ‘future breeding ground’ for cricket in Thailand by Binny. Training the junior squad has allowed the ACC Development Officer to see a natural ability amongst the players as well as a keenness to succeed in the sport. The cricketers were also noted for high playing standards and as described by Roger Binny himself, “They have improved in leaps and bounds.”

Budding talents

Chiang Mai welcomed, for the first time, a specific coaching visit from a representative from the ACC. Binny and Khun Mohideen Kader, from the Cricket Association of Thailand (CAT), arrived on the 1st of May where they spent two days providing coaching sessions for aspiring cricketers. Much was learnt by the boys and girls from the coaching. Another session from Roger Binny is planned sometime in July with the younger players.

Filed May 9 2006