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ACC Archived News - October 2006

MALAYSIA’S AIM: HIGH INTENSITY CRICKET ON HIGH-QUALITY GROUNDS

They showed the world they’ve got the facilities, now they want to show they have the players. The Malaysian Cricket Association (MCA) are ploughing the estimated $150,000 windfall from the recently completed Tri-Series back into domestic cricket. Their mission: to streamline performance and create better international cricketers from within.
THIMPU'S TIME TO SHINE

U-15, U-17 and U-19 cricketers were in attendance at the Bhutan cricket ground in Thimpu when Roger Binny, the ACC Development Officer for the country paid a visit at the start of October.

He spent three days at the ground and another two days in the Board of Control for Cricket in Bhutan’s offices on budget utilization strategies.
MYAMNAR MAKE A MATCH OF IT

The Myanmar Cricket Federation has taken a major step forward with its adoption of a ground in Yangon dedicated to cricket. It is called the Pahan ground.
ICC PUTS ANTI-RACISM CODE IN BLACK AND WHITE

At their latest meeting in Dubai, the ICC Chief Executives’ Committee (CEC) has agreed to adopt and implement an amended Anti-Racism Code.
UZBEKISTAN KEEN TO WRESTLE WITH CRICKET

Uzbekistan a country proud of its chess grandmasters and twelve Olympic medallists since 1996 (three golds, three silvers and five bronzes in boxing, judo and wrestling, along with an Alpine skiing gold) is taking steps to form a cricket federation.
MALDIVES CRICKET CARNIVAL FOR CHILDREN

The Maldives’ biggest school and youth cricket event of the year took place in September with over 170 children from 7 schools participating in skill development activities.
“CHINA CAN QUALIFY FOR THE WORLD CUP IN 2015”: MALCOLM SPEED

Speaking at a Press Conference in Beijing at the culmination of the ICC and ACC Tour of Inspection, the International Cricket Council Chief Executive Malcolm Speed, confidently asserted his belief that China could be a presence in the World Cup to be played in Australia and New Zealand in 2015.
ALL NEW AFRO-ASIA II

The second Afro-Asia Cup will be held in India in June 2007. Two Twenty20 matches will be played on June 5. Three day-night matches will be played on June 6, June 8 and June 10.

In a signifier of the development thrust of this series, one of the Twenty20 matches will be played between Africa and Asia’s women, the other will be played between the men’s A Teams of Africa and Asia.

Sharad Pawar, President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India says, “We are delighted that India should play host to this auspicious event. The best players of Asia against the best players of Africa is a proven formula for success. We expect there to be tremendous interest in the tournament.”


 
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