ACC Archived News - October 2011

Managing Development
The Chief Executives, General Secretaries and Treasurers of the ACC’s Associate and Affiliate members along with staff from the Bangladesh Cricket Board and Sri Lanka Cricket are attending a Management Course in Kuala Lumpur. The program is the second of its kind, following one held in Brunei in 2004. The presenters are ICC Global Development Manager Tim Anderson, ACC Development Manager Bandula Warnapura, Head of Compliance at the ICC Ammar Sheikh, ESPN Star Sports’ Steve Slater and two independent consultants who also presented in 2004, Peter Hanlon and Ross Turner.
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Brunei Builds A Base
Brunei have struggled in recent years. The seniors are undoubted seniors, with youngsters playing cricket in such few numbers that the Brunei Cricket Association have been unable to field a team in the most recent ACC U-16 Challenge Cup. And they still have no women’s team. “Brunei realise things have got to change if they have any chance of being better than the lowest team in the ACC rankings at present. They want to change. They are making a change,” says ACC Development Officer for Brunei Aminul Islam.
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First Class Book On First Class Event
Review: ICC Intercontinental Cup and ICC Intercontinental Shield by Roy Morgan
Associate and Affiliate cricket doesn’t get the attention that Test and ODI cricket does but it should get the same standards of umpiring, scoring and record-keeping. Afghanistan, Ireland and the Netherlands have had high-profile successes in recent years with players such as Hamid Hassan, Mohammad Nabi and Ryan ten Doeschate worth their place in any country’s first-class set-up. Roy Morgan, author of Encyclopedia of World Cricket, has published a seminal work on the ICC Intercontinental Cup, the four-day first-class tournament which has been running since 2004.
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ACC Events Manager
Sultan Rana has joined the ACC as its Events Manager. It is a new post created by the ACC to handle the increasing number of ACC tournaments in recent years and their expanding profile.
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Iran Renews
42 women and 27 men in Iran have been the latest to go through an ACC Level I coaching program, conducted as ever by Development Officer Iqbal Sikander. “It wasn’t easy managing a class this size,” says Iqbal, “but through the three days of the course it was clear to see how dedicated they all were to learning about coaching and given the number of successful candidates one hopes that cricket will now reach hundreds of new athletes.”
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