ACC Archived News - November 2010

Venkatesh Prasad: New ACC Development Officer

The ACC has appointed former India international cricketer Venkatesh Prasad as its new Development Officer. He replaces countryman Roger Binny in the role. Venkatesh, 41, will combine his duties with the ACC with work as bowling coach for the IPL’s Chennai Super Kings.
Saudi Arabians Shine In T20

The four Associations of the Saudi Cricket Centre (SCC) have played out a T20 National Championship from which Western Province Cricket Association came through as champions. They beat Southern Province Cricket Association by 141 runs after making 245-5.
Qatar And UAE: Cream Of The Creche

10 primary schools in Qatar have taken part in a junior coaching camp in Doha this week. 75 boys aged from 8 to 11 were taken through their paces by ACC certified Level II coaches Malik Nazar Mohammad, Aruna de Silva and Amjad Baig. The coaching program forms part of the strategy of the ACC and ICC in promoting cricket among youngsters.
Buddhi Still Busy

When not officiating, one of the Associate nations’ premier umpires Buddhi Pradhan (18 ODIs and counting) gives courses on umpiring within Nepal. The latest, an elementary program in Birgunj in south-central Nepal on the Indian border took in 18, including one lady who, as is their wont, scored the highest marks in the concluding examination.
Nepal's Women Win Big

ACC U-19 Women’s Champions Nepal have been awarded the highest cash prize in the history of Nepali cricket by the Ministry of Youth and Sports. The award of Nepali Rupees 100,000 (US$1500) was made by Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal at his official residence with the Minister for Youth and Sports Gopal Tiwari Nepali, office-bearers of the National Sports Council and officials of the Cricket Association of Nepal in attendance.
Myanmar Plants A Seed

Myanmar have inaugurated their new cricket ground at Saw Pong in Yangon yesterday, Cricket Federation President U Nyunt Win along with his fellow administrators, planting the ceremonial first flower on the boundary’s edge. “It was a great day for us, finally we have a ground we can call our own,” said Mr. Win.
Afghans Move Forward

“You can’t have proper cricket without proper grounds.” Check. Afghanistan’s working on them and will have six across the country by the start of the 2011 season. “Perfect preparation makes for perfect performance.” Check. Afghanistan’s already started trialling teenagers in anticipation of the 2012 U/19 World Cup. “You can’t play properly unless you play by the rules.” Check. Afghanistan’s just completed a Level I Umpiring Course, its first after four and a half years.
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