ACC Archived News - October 2009

Dharmichand Mulewa: Singapore's All-Rounder

Dharmichand Mulewa, 25, is in the unique position in ACC member-countries of being both a leading player and administrator. General Manager of the Singapore Cricket Association as well as as being an off-spinning opening bat, he works full-time on and off the field. Ideally placed to comment on the challenges facing contemporary administrators and players in the increasingly meritocratic new world order of developing nations’ cricket, he reflects on an intense past ten years of cricket, and looks forward to the next ten years and beyond.

The interview was conducted by phone and e-mail.

“Being the top-ranked ACC country makes us very proud.”
ICC Templates On The Table

Two workshops for ACC members have been held in Bangkok and Dubai in order to help countries’ preparations for the ACC and ICC funding on their way to them in 2010.

With the millions on offer come thousands of significant matters which need to be well managed if countries are to deserve, retain and increase their funding from the global body in future years.
China: Can Do Wang

Wang Meng, 21, was China’s captain during the 2009 ACC Twenty20 Women’s Championship where she impressed with her grace under pressure and steady bowling. Initially a volleyball player who was good enough to represent Liaoning Province as an undergraduate, she has been playing cricket for the past two years.

Wang Meng spoke to us at the Chinese Women’s training camp at Shenyang Sport University.

“There is pressure on us, but we can do it.”
China's Women In Chandigarh

The national Chinese Women's squad have been invited to practise in Chandigarh at the invitation of ICC Special Adviser Inderjit Singh Bindra. The invitation came from Mr. Bindra when he was in China this August with ICC President Haroon Lorgat.

"We are honoured and grateful that Mr. Bindra would ask us to come to India. It will be excellent preparation for the Asian Games," says Zhang Tian of the Chinese Cricket Association.
Haider For Hong Kong

Former national player Afzaal Haider, 37, has been appointed temporary National Coach of Hong Kong. He steps in following the sudden departure of Aftab Habib, and will be in his role until February 2010.

“It’s a great honour and privilege to be Hong Kong’s coach, should things go well I would like to be considered for a permanent position,” says Mr. Haider.
Malaysia And Singapore Celebrate 40th Saudara Cup

One of the meanings of the word ‘saudara’ in Bahasa Melayu is ‘kinship’. This was the founding ideal on which the Saudara Cup, an annual three-day match played between Malaysia and Singapore, was started in 1970. This year was the 40th consecutive match and the Malaysian and Singapore Cricket Associations marked the occasion in Johor, on the border between the two countries.
Thailand: Proud Of Its Women

Thailand’s women have come a long way in a short period of time, the result of planning, dedication and skill. Six years ago, not a single Thai female knew anything about cricket. A lady from Chiang Mai - Jeerawadee Duangchakham – qualified as a Level I Coach in 2004 and from her interest, a few other Thai girls came into the game.
Bhutan Advances As Nima Take U-19 Title

Nima Higher Secondary School have won the 2009 U-19 Boys Tournament in Thimphu, Bhutan. They upset favourites Yangchenphug Higher Secondary School in the Final, winning the 30-overs a side match by 10 runs.
UAE To Grow U-14s And U-16s

The Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) is looking to find and groom future players of the nation by introducing a junior development initiative for their Under-14s and Under-16s.