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News: ACC Trophy Day 2 Round Up

Another farce took place between Hong Kong and Bhutan…… expat filled Hong Kong chasing the total down in 15 overs……

Singapore beat Bahrain…… but I could not care less……

Iran v Thailand was a little bit more interesting…… first, I was surprised that Iran managed to score 100/2 at one point……. they were however 159 all out, so it didnt really matter…… but for a momment it looked like Thailand might be in for it…… Thailand won the game without any problems…… it looks like most of their indegenous players are only making up the squad…… not many were playing, or at least thats what the names looked like…….

The biggest surprise came in the Malaysia v Saudi Arabia match……. Malaysia scored 304/4…… expected….. but the Pakistani expat filled Saudi Arabia managed to get to within 14 runs of that target, and it looked at one point to be a walk in the park….. pretty bad for Malaysia…… they should not be getting pushed so hard by expat filled teams………

It looks like they scheduled all the farcical games for today the 16th of August…..

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  1. Nishadh Rego
    August 17, 2006 at 4:24 am

    let me clarify for who was playing and who wasn’t. Out of the 4 players with Thai blood in them, only one was playing. John Hottinger has a thai mother. However, (Nopphon Senamontree, thailands brightest prospect, and Peerawat Duanthip should feature in later matches). Sunil Nalinwilawan was orginially to open the Innings with Hottinger, but he was dropped from the final 14 for some reason or the other. Out of the 16 players in the squad, 4 have Thai blood, three are pure thai, 5 others have citizenship, and 7 are deemed nationals. That would be something similar to the make up of Italy? or Denmark? and let me assure you, the Thai players are not there just to make up the numbers. Nopphon Senamontree will be Thailand’s top spinner in a few years, and sunil nalinwilawan scored 52* in thailands win over Oman at the ACC U-19 cup. I will mention this again even though I’ve mentioned it in my previous posting. 6 of this squad of 14 are U-19, and an additional 2 would’ve been. All of these players have also grown up and played all their cricket in Thailand.

    Singapore beating Bahrain is an interesting result as Bahrain beat Afghanistan earlier this year. Now we’ve also seen that they have beaten Oman.

  2. August 17, 2006 at 4:49 am

    Rego….. didnt you mention that Singapore is paying Indian first class cricketers to come and play for their national team?

  3. Nishadh Rego
    August 17, 2006 at 6:21 am

    Yeah..they actually did do that..there are a couple of guys who aren’t eligble yet. Dharmichand Mulewa is travelling with them as coach.. I don’t think hes eligble yet because he hasn’t played so far. I think they have probably brought in these players for the simple reason of competing more consistently with UAE and Nepal and probably improving their development and coaching structure.

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