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News: Pak appoints Rashid Khan as China U15 coach….

Well well……. looks like people are getting serious……. China U15 to tour Pak, Pak School team to visit China…. Pakistan appointing a coach for the U15 team……..

Perhaps it would be best to start off with the China U10 team…… those guys CAN theoratically be trained to become world class players…… I think it may be too late to start playing serious cricket at the age of 15…… though one should not forget that Rana Naveed ul Hassan from Pakistan did not play cricket seriously until he was 16-17………

Its going to take about 20 years…… but at least the process has been started off…… the only non Test country that test countries are taking a lot of interest in 🙂

Categories: China
  1. Art Needham
    November 2, 2006 at 9:27 pm

    I wonder if they need a neutral umpire?

    This is a great step forward.

  2. Nishadh Rego
    November 4, 2006 at 6:25 pm

    Rana Naveed..still played tape ball cricket or watever it is…Don’t forget these kids have never seen a cricket game being played..nor have they heard anything about the sport in their lives…Its like Me going and learning some native Tanzanian Sport that they play in the Kalahari.

  3. Art Needham
    November 4, 2006 at 8:26 pm

    I have spent quite a lot of time working in China and have seen the game played on a few occasions there although very badly I must admit.

    Perhaps it would be good to start off on discussing the Spirit of Cricket first then introduce them to how to play it.

    I recently gave a talk to a group of youngsters here on the Spirit of cricket and it seemed to have come as a major revelation to many of them. This has worried me a little although I note the simple things like clapping the captain of the opposing team when taking guard seems to have started again after the discussion.

    Maybe the way back to gentlemanly conduct is through the new nations?

    Then again in umpiring the under 15 girls state championship recently I found the conduct and attitudes exemplary.

  4. November 5, 2006 at 2:03 am

    I mentioned this before that I have seen Chinese U15 kids final match in a TV report……. and they did have the sitautions where the kids were swinging at the ball wildly and the bats were crashing in the stumps in the follow through……….

    I think the Gulf Teams and Thailand would have a field day against China…… is Myanmar playiing?

  5. Nishadh Rego
    November 5, 2006 at 10:03 pm

    Well Well..haha..hopefully Rashid Khan does something in the little time he has..Myanmar are playing..Myanmar are also playing China…a match I do not want to see…Thailand and Saudi should be able to romp through their group against China, Myanmar, and Iran….The other group should be a fair bit tougher..with Oman Qatar Maldives and Bhutan..

  6. rego
    November 6, 2006 at 2:08 am

    Apparently the Chinese U-15 team have been in closed camp in Shenzen since October…at least they are preparing well..

  7. November 6, 2006 at 4:20 am

    Well…. these Chinese can do well after closed camps….. no nonsense cricket all day will do the technical skill levels of the kids a lot of good…… dont know if there is enough time though, but I think that China might be able to fare a lot better than Myanmar…………

  8. Ram
    November 7, 2006 at 2:02 pm

    Is there too much optimism about China?….Afterall Scotland, Ireland and Netherlands with good cricketing history are hardly ODI level teams now…By the looks of it, it might take another 3-4 years for a Scotland or Ireland to reach the level of the Zimbabwe team of the 90s…so, we’re looking at another 6-8 years for these 2 teams to become a decent Test-level team…In this context,I’m not sure if China qualifying for the 2019 WC which is hardly 15 years away is a realistic possibility given that they’ve just now started from scratch…

  9. November 7, 2006 at 2:57 pm

    I have a feeling, that if you start off from a scratch i.e. the U10 teams……. and that you have the necessary funding (govt, other test countries, ICC, ACC)…… the 15 year target is a realistic one………. China has this tendency of also selecting very young kids and ‘sending’ them to live in a high performing country for a couple of years….. they once sent 200 top soccer kids to live in Brazil (not that it helped, but still)…… if they were to have 1-2 month sessions like that with their development teams in countries like Pakistan etc, they would be fast tracked a lot more than some of the other countries.

    Note that we are talking about their team being at the current Scotland level even after 15 years…… they are unlikely to be able to get to the semi of a world cup even after 15 years…….

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