September 1, 2008

East Asia-Pacific

East Asia – Pacific (EAP) Development Program

Will Luke

A seminar for the ICC’s East Asia – Pacific (EAP) Development Program kicked off today in Melbourne. The five-day course is “a key component in the process to achieve sustainable cricket education within the EAP region and includes an ICC Level 1 coaching Cricket Instructors Course,” the statement read.

Nine highly regarded coaches were selected from an extremely strong pool to attend. The participants are:

PNG John Ovia & Rarua Dikana
Vanuatu Richard Tatwin and Aby Joel John Japan Jummei Hanada & Nigel Dixon Fiji Seci Sekinini Indonesia Melvin Ndoen Tonga Sione Hamala

The ICC EAP have been able to gain access to world-class facilities through Cricket Australia, Cricket Victoria and the Melbourne Cricket Club.

The ICC EAP Strategic Plan has a strong focus on developing quality cricket coaches in the EAP region, and the Advanced Coaching & Development Seminar is a major part of building sustainable coach development practises.


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Posted by Simon Butler on (September 2, 2008, 23:28 GMT)

This is a great move by the ICC hopefully it will mean an increase in the quality of the game in these countries at all levels.

Posted by Ralph Keebler on (September 2, 2008, 17:48 GMT)

Girish - from which country do you come from. I maybe able to help. Post your email.

Posted by R Girish on (September 2, 2008, 5:51 GMT)

Congratulations to the organisers of this seminar. Just wanted to check as to how other countries can benefit in terms of hand outs/CDs . Can we get access to this and how can this be done

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Will Luke
Assistant editor Will opted against a lifetime of head-bangingly dull administration in the NHS, where he had served for two years. In 2005 came a break at Cricinfo where he slotted right in as a ferociously enthusiastic tea drinker and maker, with a penchant for using "frankly" and "marvellous". He also runs The Corridor, a cricket blog where he can be found ranting and raving about all things - some even involving the sport. He is a great-great nephew of Sir Jack Newman, the former Wellingtonian bowler who took two wickets at 127 apiece for New Zealand.

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