ACC Archived News - May 2010

UAE Ready For Bermuda

UAE have announced their squad to tour Bermuda in July 2010. They will play a four-day Intercontinental Shield match, two 50-over games and a T20.
Development Officers Develop

The ten Development Officers from the ICC's five Development Regions (Africa, America, Asia, East Asia - Pacific, Europe) have returned from Dubai where they attended the second ever ICC Development and Performance Officers Forum. Topics discussed at the four-day Forum ranged from administration to finance, governance, community cricket and High Performance Programs (HPP) in the respective regions.
Bhutan Takes Steps

The Bhutan Cricket Council Board (BCCB) is taking cricket into four more districts in the country, Wangdue and Punakha in the centre, Sarpang in the south and Paro in the east. The project aims to build ground and net facilities.
Singapore Umpires Go From 0

The Singapore Cricket Association (SCA) has conducted a Level 0 Course for aspiring new umpires. 27 participants attended the course which was conducted by Singaporean umpires Sarika Prasad, M.V. Ramesh and Mithilesh Mishra.
Afghanistan Goes Provincial

The Etisalat Afghanistan Domestic Cricket tournament, the largest domestic competition to be ever held in Afghanistan started in Kabul this month with 24 out of Afghanistan's 34 provinces taking part. The three-week tournament is being televised and "it is the most important event in Afghanistan domestic cricket," says Afghanistan Cricket Board Chief Executive Officer Dr. Aimal Shinwari.
Job Opening - Chief Executive Officer

From the Singapore Cricket Association
With cricket being the fastest growing sport in Singapore, the time has come for the Singapore Cricket Association to appoint a Chief Executive Officer to head its operations.

The Singapore Cricket Association (SCA) seeks to appoint an experienced, dynamic and energetic individual to lead and manage its activities.
Maldives Making It Happen

Maldives Minister of Human Resources, Youth and Sports Mohamed Rasheed Hussain met with ACC Chief Executive Syed Ashraful Huq in Kuala Lumpur to discuss the building of an international cricket stadium in Hulhumalé. Hulhumalé is a newly developing island located in the Kaafu Atoll and is a 15-minute boat ride from Maldives capital Malé.
U-16s To Challenge

The fixtures for the ACC U-16 Challenge Cup in Penang, Malaysia in July have been set. Participating teams will be vying for a top two finish to gain promotion to the Elite division of the U-16s.
Development Officers In Dubai

Development Officers from the ICC's five development regions are about to gather in Dubai for an ICC Development and Performance Officers Forum. The forum will have eight speakers from the ICC speaking on topics such as the 'ICC Development Programme 2009 and 2010', 'The Role of Member Services', 'ICC Research Data and Collection' and 'International Cricket in 2020'.
Malaysia's Mentors

The Malaysian Cricket Association (MCA) have filled the four vacancies in its Executive Council. The positions of Deputy President, two Vice-Presidents and two ordinary members have been taken up by Wilfred Abraham, Ramanathan Devindran, Asghari Stephens, V. Vijayalingam and Dr. Zain Zainuri respectively. The new members were selected by the current Executive Council and delegates from the 14 affiliate states.
Asia Cup Launched

A press conference was held at Sri Lanka Cricket headquarters in Colombo recently to officially launch the tenth Asia Cup. Consisting of the top four Asian teams, the Asia Cup will be played in Sri Lanka between June 15th and 25th. Sri Lanka are the defending champions of the Asia Cup, having won the last tournament in 2008.
Maldives: Mix And Match

The Cricket Board of Maldives, aware that youthful talent needs to be seasoned with some experience for cricketing success, are organizing an U-25 tournament in June from which to select future internationals.
Cricket Spreads In Sarpang

Sarpang is situated in southern Bhutan and consists of 14 gewogs (group of villages). Targeted by the Bhutan Cricket Council Board (BCCB) to become the next cricket centre, after the capital Thimphu, plans have been made to develop more grounds and nets to cater to the growing interest there.
Afghanistan And Indian Cricketers "Bowl Out Polio" Together In ICC World Twenty20 Tournament

RODNEY BAY, St. Lucia, 1 May -- Indian and Afghanistan cricketers go head-to-head for the first time ever 1 May in the International Cricket Council World Twenty20 Tournament. But off the field, the teams are putting their bats aside to join forces to "Bowl Out Polio" in India and Afghanistan - two of only four countries remaining in the world battling the transmission of this crippling virus.
Baba Sourjah Returns To Guide Bhutan

Former Bhutan national coach Baba Sourjah has returned to the Thunder Kingdom after four years. Sourjah coached the national team from 2003 to 2006 and is in Thimphu for three weeks to train Bhutan’s coaches. He will also work with the Under-16 boys and the Under-19 girls teams.