The seminar held recently at
Prem Cricket Oval shows the cricketers bowling.
The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) and
Cricket Association of Thailand held a Bowling and Cricket Coaching Seminar
with Sri Lankan former pace bowler Rumesh Ratnayake and former Indian
cricketer and bowling Coach Venkatesh Prasad.
The training was
held 11-13 January 2012 for Thailand’s National Girls Under-19 Team, four
TGCA students and twenty-two selected male and female cricketers from all
over Thailand in the Under 16 division. Northern Thailand’s top training
facility, Three-Generation Cricket Academy in Chiang Mai, will be hosting
the event utilizing their grounds at the Prem Oval, practice facilities,
classrooms and on-site accommodation.
of PTIS cricketers learns techniques from Sri Lankan bowler Rumesh Ratnayake
This seminar’s focus
was on aiding and improving the skills of Thailand’s talented young
cricketers and provided a terrific opportunity for them to learn from two
top legends in the field. The seminar covered a range of topics including
tactics and strategy, technique, and physical preparation. The tips from
Ratnayake and Prasad come at the just the right time for U-19 female
cricketers as they are preparing for the Asian Cricket Council (ACC)
Under-19 tournament to be held from 6 – 17 February in Kuwait.
Anim, one of PTIS cricketers learns techniques from Sri
Lankan bowler Rumesh Ratnayake
strapping right-arm fast-medium bowler played twenty-three Tests and seventy
one-day internationals from 1982 to 1993. After retirement he has been a
national fast-bowling coach for Sri Lanka and was recently appointed head
coach of the Sri Lankan national team for the tour of Australia in August,
2011. He is a Level III certified coach and has been a development officer
with the Asian Cricket Council since 2001.
One of India’s
greatest pacers, renowned bowling coach for the Royal Challengers Bangalore
in the Indian Premier League and Indian cricket team from 2007 to 2009,
Venkatesh Prasad, a right-armed medium-fast bowler is now currently in
Thailand as Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Development Officer.
Many exciting events
in Thailand’s cricket calendar are taking place at Three-Generation Cricket
Academy (TGCA), located in Chiang Mai during the 2012 season. The highlight
of the season comes with the Asian Cricket Council’s (ACC) recent
announcement that two ACC-approved tournaments will be held at the Prem Oval
From 1-10 March
2012, the U-16 Challenge Cup 2012 will be held on the grounds with seven
national teams representing Afghanistan, Bhutan, China, Maldives, Myanmar,
Qatar, and UAE taking up the challenge.
In December 2012 an
ACC Trophy Challenge is currently being organized with up to eight National
teams due to participate.
picturesque cricket grounds, international-standard facilities and the
continued growth of cricket in the region has also brought about greater
usage of the Prem Oval grounds in recent years. Early in the season the 2012
line-up has included such events as the training facility for Thailand’s
National U-19 Girls Team in preparation for the upcoming Asian Girls U-19
Trophy to be held 6 – 17 February in Kuwait, and as a tournament grounds for
many of Thailand’s league games.
The first league
match of the year brings together the Chiang Mai Cricket Club and Bangkok
Parrots playing their annual game on 14 January. The event is open to the
public and will be held from 10:00 am to dusk.
David Buck, Director
of TGCA, is professionally-qualified to organize and conduct cricketing
events. Contact us for further information about our facilities, advice on
how to organize event and added services that will help make a truly special
and successful occasion.
Cricket Academy (TGCA) student, Jigme Dorji, has been selected to play for
the Bhutanese U-16 National Team in the ACC U-16 Asian Challenge Cup to be
held 1-12 March 2012 at the Prem Oval cricket grounds in Chiang Mai,
13-year-old cricketer, who attends the PTIS International School, will feel
right at home joining his compatriots on the TGCA’s home cricket grounds.
Seven national teams representing Afghanistan, Bhutan, China, Maldives,
Myanmar, Qatar, and UAE will travel to Thailand to compete for the trophy.
“I am thrilled and
delighted that Jigme has been selected in his national side following in the
footsteps of other successful Bhutanese students, who were also previous
students of both PTIS and TGCA,” says Coach David Buck.