Finalists in the 2009 ACC Women’s Twenty 20 Championship

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.

With financial support from Thailand’s National Sports Council the women’s team have been training rigorously for the past 18 months. There have been few opportunities on turf however. “The purpose of this tour to Bangalore is to give the players practise on turf. It has been raining consistently in Thailand this summer and the players have had no opportunity to be out in the middle in match-conditions. Playing in India will be challenging and a good experience,” says Mr. Kader.

India’s women’s team at the BCCI NCA in August 2010

Thailand, as with China’s women who are currently also in India, are preparing for the Guangzhou Asian Games in November this year.

Sornnarin Tippoch
The squad will be captained by Sornnarin Tippoch and coached by Tithi Kader.

BCCI National Cricket Academy
Thailand Cricket Profile

Filed September 3rd, 2010