Qatar holds junior cricket tournament
Asian Cricket Council
Thu, Apr 22, 2010 1:45 PM
Qatar Cricket Association (QCA) held a junior cricket tournament last week where 150 under 13 cricketers played on turf ground for the first time in Doha.
QCA General Secretary (International Affairs) Manzoor Ahmad said: "This tournament will be of great help to provide exposure to cricket and create enthusiasm among youngsters. The major objective of this tournament was to identify future national players and develop their techniques."
10 schools took part in the day-long six-overs a side event at the Industrial Area Cricket Ground, which will soon be re-laid with top soil from Pakistan in order to create a playing surface fit for senior-level cricket.
QCA Development Programme 2010 Joint Secretary, Aruna de Silva, said: "The 24 most promising players from the tournament will be selected on the basis of tactical ability, mental power and quality and will be given regular coaching at the QCA Academy in preparation for potential national team appearances starting at the U16 level."
Dhukhan English School was the winner of this year's tournament, beating Pakistan Education Centre in the final.