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ACC Archived News - September 2006

CHINA TO RECEIVE $400,000 IN SPECIAL FUNDING FROM ACC AND ICC

The Chinese Cricket Association has been assigned $400,000 in development funding, "in order to accelerate cricket's growth in the People's Republic", says Syed Ashraful Huq, Asian Cricket Council Chief Executive.

$200,000 comes from the Development Fund of the Asian Cricket Council and it is matched by the International Cricket Council's use of a Special Fund to release a further $200,000.
SINGAPORE THROTTLE HONG KONG

Just like the London buses, you wait ages for one and then two come along together - right after their first victory against Hong Kong in 34 years, in the corresponding fixture last year, Singapore beat them again in this year’s ACC Premier League.
LAWS OF CRICKET TRANSLATED INTO FARSI

Kambiz Rana of The Baseball-Cricket Federation of Iran has translated the Laws of Cricket into Farsi. “The development of cricket in Iran is dependent on the correct understanding of the rules...”
HONG KONG'S WOMEN FLY TO PAKISTAN

The Asian Cricket Council is funding a visit by Hong Kong’s women to Pakistan to play a Women’s World Cup qualifying series in Lahore from September 17-21.

“It’s an awesome opportunity.”
MALCOLM SPEED AND SHAHARYAR KHAN MOVE CRICKET FORWARD IN CHINA

The Chief Executive of the International Cricket Council, Malcolm Speed, as well as Shaharyar Khan, Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board will be in China from the 18th to 22nd of September, 2006. Their mission - to find out just how significant a part China can play in expanding cricket’s horizons.

“This is my first visit to China as Chief Executive Officer of the International Cricket Council and it is an exciting prospect both personally and professionally,” says Mr. Speed.
MALAYSIA MOVES MOUNTAINS


That Malaysia should, as a non-Test playing country be hosting an ODI series is not in itself remarkable, the Netherlands entertained Sri Lanka in July and in the past, Bangladesh, Canada, Kenya Morocco, Singapore, and the UAE have all been venues for the senior countries.

What is remarkable is...


 
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