Qatar aim for girls' Under-19 tournament

The Qatar Cricket Association is putting together plans to field an Under-19 girls' side for the tournament in Malaysia next year. The board has already met to discuss plans and, according to one newspaper, the response was good.

Aruna de Silva, the QCA's head of women's cricket development, told the Gulf Times: Everyone at the meeting was positive about the idea of promoting cricket among girls studying in schools in Qatar. The QCA is willing to support girls' cricket in schools with whatever help possible.

If all goes according to plan, the association hopes that the girls will also be able to take part in the Under-19 tournament in China in 2010.