ACC Archived News - November 2007

Myanmar Start Their Season

The 2007-2008 cricket season in Myanmar got underway with a day-long Cricket Promotion Course for over eighty PE Teachers of Yangon District

The day after, the schools cricket tournament started for boys and girls.
Oman and UAE Go Direct to 2009 ICC World Cup Qualifier

Oman and UAE have finished as first and second in World Cricket League Division 2 played in Namibia at the end of November. This means that they are promoted to the ICC World Cup Qualifier (formerly the ICC Trophy) to be played in the UAE in 2009. Should Oman and UAE finish in the top six there, they will qualify for the 2011 World Cup.

Afghanistan, Hong Kong, Nepal and Singapore are also in the World Cricket League qualifying stages and will resume competition next year.
Afghan Players Train with England

The six members of the Afghanistan senior squad who are currently playing Premier League cricket in Sri Lanka have been practising with the touring England side.

The Afghans took part in a three-hour net session at the Max Cricket Academy, as England prepare for the first Test in Kandy, starting on December 1. Afghanistan’s coach Taj Malik reports, “The players are very happy the way they were treated by England’s players, Kevin Pietersen especially. It was a very good experience for Afghan players.”
Rod Marsh Introduces the ICC Global Cricket Academy

Rod Marsh, Australia’s legendary wicket-keeper and batsman, who is currently the Director of Coaching at the ICC Global Cricket Academy briefed team and tournament officials during the ACC Twenty20 Cup in Kuwait about the on-going work at the Academy.

Marsh said, "The ICC Global Cricket Academy will soon be a central, state-of-the-art facility which will focus on the development of not only the players, but coaches, umpires, curators and administrators."
U/19 World Cup Launched In Malaysia

The 2006 DLF Tri-Series in Malaysia between Australia, India and the West Indies was big. The ICC U/19 World Cup in 2008 is going to be bigger. 16 nations, eight venues, at stake the biggest youth prize in cricket.

Malaysia’s ready.

“The International Cricket Council U/19 Cricket World Cup is the leading development tournament for international cricket,” says Malaysian Cricket Association President Tunku Imran. Hosting this event, and having a team competing in it, “gives Malaysia, as a developing cricket country, the opportunity to showcase the fruits of our labour through the aggressive development programmes that we have undertaken.”
Iran Cricket Federation Launch Website

A dual language (Farsi and English) website has been set up by the Baseball-Cricket Federation of Iran: The aim is to convey domestic, international and ACC news to those involved with Iranian cricket.
World Cup Qualification On The Line For Oman And UAE

Oman and the UAE join Argentina, Denmark, Uganda and hosts Namibia in ICC World Cricket League Division 2 at the end of November. At stake is a place in the ICC World Cup Qualifier (ie. ICC Trophy) in April 2009. The top four teams from Division 2 go through directly with the fifth and sixth teams having to go down to Division 3 in order to qualify afresh for the 2011 World Cup.
Singapore Score Two New Grounds

The Singapore Cricket Association (SCA) has secured two new grounds for cricket activity in the suburb of Jalan Kayu. The grounds have Astroturf wickets and will be available year-round from January 2008.
MCC Goes Boldly to Afghanistan

Matthew Fleming, the former Kent and England allrounder and Green Jackets subaltern , currently an MCC Committee member, is going to Afghanistan to identify ways in which Marylebone Cricket Club can help to further develop the sport in the region. . The four-day trip will culminate on Sunday, November 18, with a visit to the National Training Camp at the Afghanistan National Cricket Academy. Taj Malik, Afghanistan’s National Coach said, "We are very proud that Mr. Fleming should come to Kabul for MCC. MCC have been very helpful. We can show him lots of progress."
Bangladesh Board to Organise Women's Tournaments

The Bangladesh Cricket Board has decided to organise tournaments for women and school girls in Dhaka this season.

A women's divisional tournament will be held in the city from December 27 to January 5, and a girls' school tournament will be organised between January 17 and 29.
Cricket to Make Big Impact in Asian Games: OCA

Speaking at the conclusion of the Asian Indoor Games in Macau Husain Al-Musallam, Director General of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) said that men’s and women’s cricket will make a huge impact in the 16th Asian Games being organised in Guangzhou, China in 2010, and its inclusion has already given a significant boost to its development in Asia.
ICC Launches Development Program Annual Awards 2007

The sixth annual ICC Development Program Awards were launched last month with nominations sought from ICC Affiliates and Associates for: Best Overall Cricket Development Program; Best Women's Cricket Initiative; Best Junior Cricket Initiative; Best Cricket Promotion and Marketing Program; Best Spirit of Cricket Initiative in partnership with UNAIDS and UNICEF; Photo of the Year; Volunteer of the Year; and Lifetime Service Award.