Game hangs on by a thread

Although the date for their match against Middle Eastern Cup champions, Bahrain, remains unknown BTTW's Asian sources say there is no mystery as to why the Maldives won the recent ACC Emerging Nations tournament tournament in Bangkok where they beat Thailand.

Factors ranging from the class of captain, Moosa Kaleem, benefactor of a cricket upbringing in Sri Lanka and Malaysia; team practice five days a week - under floodlights if necessary - compared to the more part-time Thailand and Bhutan as well as the support of the sports-minded Maldivian government, led by cricket fanatic & President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom.