Al Razi School, winners of the first Arab Schools Cricket Tournament in Qatar

Showing the benefits of practice and preparation Al Razi School beat Ali Bin Taleb School by 10 wickets to win Qatar’s inaugural Arab Schools Cricket Tournament. Al Razi were the first of the four schools that have been introduced to cricket by the Qatar Cricket Association, in a development program that started last year.

Al Razi have had twice-weekly coaching sessions in Qatar’s new stadium in the Industrial Area while the other three schools: Ali Bin Taleb Independent School, Doha Preparatory School and Al Emam Al Shafa School are newer to the game. Qatar Cricket Association General Secretary Manzoor Ahmad says that the Schools Cricket Tournament “was aimed at generating interest in the game of cricket among Qatari boys and to also provide them the needed exposure.“

Action from the Arab Schools Cricket Tournament at the Industrial Area Stadium in Doha, between Ali Bin Taleb and Al Razi schools

The QCA reports that in the chain of game development with the support of the Asian Cricket Council and Qatar Olympic Committee, the QCA channelized its efforts to attract purely Qatari schools and their students to cricket. The QCA are thankful to the headmasters and sports teachers of the four schools for their efforts to promote cricket. More coaching programs will be made available to the schools and talented Qatari students will be considered for selection to the national teams in ACC events. From next year each participating country is required to field at least five passport-holders in each U-16 ACC tournament.

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Filed May 31st, 2013