May 4, 2008

ICC Americas

Bangladesh beat plucky Malaysia

Martin Williamson

Bangladesh romped to a nine-wicket win over Malaysia in the third-place play-off in the CLICO International Under-15 tournament in Trinidad. Ireland defeated ICC Americas by two wickets to secure fifth place, while Netherlands thumped Kenya to take seventh.

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Posted by Arjun Chaudhuri on (May 7, 2008, 10:12 GMT)

The number of extras, especially in the form wides and no balls, contributed by the young players of the emerging cricketing nations is alarming. Such indisciplined bowling points at the lack of proper training, that the bowlers of non-Test playing nations are known to suffer from constantly. The ICC should be more pro-active in utilizing qualified coaches for imbibing in such cricketers a keen sense of adhering to the basics. Implementation of merely reactive measures as awarding free hits to the batsman for each overstepped delivery is definitely not enough to curb bowler’s extras.

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Martin Williamson
Executive editor Martin Williamson joined the Wisden website in its planning stages in 2001 after failing to make his millions in the internet boom when managing editor of Sportal. Before that he was in charge of Sky Sports Online and helped launch and run Sky News Online. With a preference for all things old (except his wife and children), he has recently confounded colleagues by displaying an uncharacteristic fondness for Twenty20 cricket. His enthusiasm for the game is sadly not matched by his ability, but he remains convinced that he might be a late developer and perseveres in the hope of an England call-up with his middle-order batting and non-spinning offbreaks. He is now managing editor of ESPN EMEA Digital Group as well as his Cricinfo responsibilities.

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