Asian Cricket Council course concludes

Published: Wednesday, September 15, 2004, 23:53 [IST]
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Bangalore:The Asian Cricket Council's coaches' programme concluded at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) here on Wednesday. Around twenty coaches congregated in the Garden city for the five-day course and especially for the coaches of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) member nations like Afghanistan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Qatar, Iran, Nepal, Malaysia Bahrain, Bhutan, Saudi Arabia, Emirates and Singapore, most of whom have an emerging cricket culture and also limited exposure to cricket, the course was an enriching one as it provided them an ideal platform to imbibe the coaching rudiments and pass on the expertise in their respective countries.

Primarily aimed at developing the coaching culture in member countries of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC), the course is something similar on the lines of the existing Level One and Level Two coaching programmes.

Cricket Australia's troika of Troy Baker, Alan Campbell and Chris Harris besides ACC's quartet of Iqbal Sikander, Dr. Vece Paes, Roger Binny and Rumesh Ratnayake conducted the programme.

However, for the coaches of India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka who have completely their Level Three programs, it was a familiar zone as it basically operates at the Level Two base.

The ACC coaches list: Dawlat Khan Ahmadzai (Afghanistan), Muhammed Ahmed Asif (Bahrain), Md. Emadul Haque (Bangladesh), Damber Singh Gurung (Bhutan), Mohammed Hyder Kazmi (Emirates), Lal Jayasinghe (Hong Kong), Sanker Retinam (Malaysia), Dipendra Pratap Singh (Nepal), Mohammed Amjad Baig (Qatar), Kulkarni Sagar Arvind (Singapore), Saeed Anwar, Aquib Javed (Pakistan), Ajith Eknayake, Ruwan Kalpage (Sri Lanka), Ahmed Afzal Faiz (Maldives), Kambiz Rana (Iran), Thiti Kader (Thailand), Ayub Sheikh (Kuwait), Shameem Ahmad (Saudi Arabia) and B.K. Venkatesh Prasad (India).

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