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Thatscricket - News - ACC appoints Roger, Rumesh, Iqbal as development officers

Published: Tuesday, August 28, 2001, 23:03 [IST]
 
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Kolkata: The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) has appointed three former cricketers with distinct coaching background as its development officers to improve the standard of the game in the Asian region.[an error occurred while processing this directive]Former Indian all-rounder Roger Binny, former Pakistan player Iqbal Sikander and former Sri Lankan paceman Rumesh Ratnayeke have been selected as the development officers from amongst a number of nominees submitted by three Test playing nations in the region.The development officers will commence their operations from the first week of September and detailed schedules have been drawn up, Jagmohan Dalmiya, chairman of Asian Cricket Foundation (ACF), which implements the ACC programmes, told reporters on Thursday.Binny has been appointed development officer for Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Brunei while Sikander has been entrusted with the responsibility of the middle east belt UAE, Oman, Qatar and Kuwait. The responsibility of Nepal, Maldives, Hong Kong and Bhutan has gone to Ratnayeke. Dalmiya said ACC has appointed former Olympian Dr Vece Paes as the sports medicine and physical training consultant."Dr Paes has been entrusted with the responsibility of nurturing youngsters in the non-Test playing countries of Asia in proper perspective of physical fitness so that they are able to attain peak performance in due course," he said.PTI

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