ACC discusses ways to develop game in Asia

Published: Wednesday, May 5, 2004, 17:44 [IST]
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New Delhi:The Asian Cricket Council's (ACC) development committee met in New Delhi and discussed in detail ways to develop and promote the game in the Asian region.

The committee, chaired by Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Jagmohan Dalmiya, also discussed on how to utilise the moneygranted by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for development of the game in the ACC-affiliated countries.

"We discussed on how to utilise the money given by the ICC. We also had discussions on how to promote the game in the region," Dalmiya said.

The ACC gets a grant of $ 6.5 million from the game's governing body every alternate year.

Dalmiya said the committee also deliberated on introducing various tournaments at the junior level to popularise cricket in the affiliated countries.

Apart from Dalmiya, representatives of Bangladesh, Nepal, Singapore, UAE and Oman attended the two-day meeting that will conclude on Wednesday.

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