China's Grass Roots To Be Nourished

In a specially designed program, Beijing is to host the inaugural ACC Coaching Course for mainland China. Ross Turner, Game Development Manager of Cricket Australia who will be administering the course said, "this will actually be a unique pre-Level 1 course which will start with the very basics of cricket for the twenty top candidates put forward by the Chinese Cricket Association."

All participants have impressive ball-game coaching resumés in China. These coaches will be the catalysts for the promotion of the game at junior level through Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. An Umpiring and Scoring Course, to be conducted by ICC International Umpire and ACC Resource Person Peter Manuel, is scheduled for later in September.

Filed September 29 2005