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Asian Cricket Council sets up Centre of Excellence in Dharamsala

Press Trust of India |December 15, 2015, 4:55 PM IST
Asian Cricket Council sets up Centre of Excellence in Dharamsala

Dharamsala: Taking yet another step forward for its revival, the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) has set up a Centre of Excellence (CoE) at the picturesque Dharamsala to help the development of budding players and coaches from the subcontinent as well as from a few Associate nations.

The cricket body had actually planned to shut down all its operations but BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur was keen to see it running and now this centre has come at a place under Thakhur-led Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA).

"This will be a significant move in the effort of making the ACC a more dynamic, vibrant and robust body, which will help rapidly promote & develop the sport of cricket in the Asian region," ACC President Sidath Wettimuny said in a release.

"The cricket facility features modern indoor and outdoor training facilities and equipment that will allow coaches and sports staff to enhance the development of International cricketers, assisting them prepare for the demands of international competitions," the ACC press release said.

In October, the ACC had conducted a conference for 49 coaches from 18 countries in Bangladesh.

Thakur has offered BCCI support to this centre and wish to see A teams from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Afghanistan and Oman to play a tournament.

It was Thakur's proposal that the Asian Test playing nations pledge 2 percent of their annual income for the development of the game in associate nations.

Last week, the BCCI had signed an MoU to let Afghanistan use the Shahid Vijay Singh Pathik Sports Complex, close to Delhi.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
NZ
6 5 0 1 11 +1.30
2
AUS
6 5 1 0 10 +0.84
3
IND
5 4 0 1 9 +0.80
4
ENG
6 4 2 0 8 +1.45
5
BAN
7 3 3 1 7 -0.13
6
SL
6 2 2 2 6 -1.11
7
PAK
6 2 3 1 5 -1.26
8
WI
6 1 4 1 3 +0.19
9
SA
7 1 5 1 3 -0.32
10
AFG
7 0 7 0 0 -1.63

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5720 124
2 India 5990 122
3 New Zealand 4121 114
4 South Africa 4647 111
5 Australia 4805 109
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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