ACC Archived News - September 2010

Kuwait: 2012 For ODI Ground

Kuwait is developing an ODI-standard ground. The ground, in Salmiya one of the most prominent areas of Kuwait City, is currently under construction and once completed will be the fifth turf facility in Kuwait. “We have been planning and working on this for more than three years already,” says Kuwait Cricket Director General Asad Baig, “and thanks to good work from everybody we are on target for completion by the middle of 2012. We then hope to invite the top teams to play here.”
Emirates Central Benefits

The seven Emirates of the UAE have each been given responsibility by the UAE Emirates Cricket Board to manage all the cricket activity that takes place within their regions. Cricket in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain will be governed by the Abu Dhabi Cricket Council; Sharjah, Ras al Khaimah and Fujairah under Sharjah Cricket Council; Dubai under Dubai Cricket Council and Ajman and Umm Al Quwain under the Ajman Cricket Council.
Vacancy: Development Officer

The Asian Cricket Council is a limited liability company incorporated in Malaysia. The objectives of the Council are to administer, develop, coordinate, regulate and promote the game of cricket in Asia in cooperation with its member countries. The ACC consists of 22 member countries, including the four Asian Test-playing countries.

At present, there is a vacancy for the position of Development Officer.
Bhutan's School Tournament Expands

Having completed their inaugural Super League for seniors, the Bhutan Cricket Council Board have started their third cycle of school tournaments since the first in 2009. There are five separate competions: U-16 and U-19 for Girls and Class V and Class VI, Class VII and Class VIII, and U-19 for Boys. The thirty players rated highest at the end of the tournaments will be taken for specialized training.
Afghanistan's Domestic Development

Speaking exclusively to the Asian Cricket Council from his Kabul home, the Afghanistan Cricket Board's Domestic Development Manager Dawlat Ahmadzai outlines his innovative plans to develop cricket across Afghanistan.

"It starts with regional offices controlling their related provinces."
Thailand's Women To Be In Bangalore

Thailand's Women's Team will be in Bangalore for two weeks in September, training at the National Cricket Academy. They will be playing four Twenty20 matches against Karnataka representative sides. Former ACC Development Officer and Bangalore native "Roger Binny was instrumental in setting up the program," says Cricket Association of Thailand Chief Executive Mohideen Kader, a former school-mate of Mr. Binny's.
China Go To Andhra

The Chinese Women's team are heading to Andhra Pradesh in south-east India for a three-week tour in order to prepare for the Asian Games later this year. They will take part in a T20 Triangular against the state women's team and an Invitational XI. "It's a great chance for the players to get used to playing tough cricket on turf," says ACC Development Officer for China Aminul Islam.
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