Thursday, December 14, 2006


Young cricketers ready for action today in Bangkok and Chiang Mai

Teams from 10 countries are competing in the Asian Cricket Council (ACC ) Under 15 Challenge Cup which begins today in Bangkok and Chiang Mai and continues until December 23rd. Organised by the Cricket Association of Thailand (CAT), it is the first official international cricket competition held in Thailand under the auspices of the ACC.

Preliminary round-robin matches with a 40-over format will be played simultaneously in Bangkok and Chiang Mai from today until Tuesday.

Playing their preliminary rounds in Bangkok are China, Iran, Burma, Saudi Arabia, and Thailand.

The venues in Bangkok include the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), the Polo Grounds, and (for one match) the Bangkok Patana School.

Playing their preliminary rounds in Chiang Mai are Bhutan, Brunei, Maldives, Oman, and Qatar.
The venues in Chiang Mai include the Chiengmai Gymkhana Club and Prem International School.

Thailand's first match will be against Iran tomorrow at the Polo Grounds.
At the completion of the preliminary round, teams will be ranked by the round robin results, and then play will resume in Bangkok with play-offs for 5th through 10th places on December 20th.

On the 21st, two semi-final matches will be played, on the 22nd the play-off for 3rd and 4th places will be contested, and on the 23rd the final will be held at the Polo Grounds. Spectators are welcome.


Bangkok: China v Burma (Polo); Iran v Saudi Araba (AIT).

Chiang Mai: Bhutan v Maldives (Prem); Brunei v Qatar (Gymkhana

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