International Tournament

Wednesday, March 17, 2010 , Posted by D S Gurung at 10:45 AM

ACC Trophy Elite, Kuwait 2010

Once again Bhutan national senior team is set to go for the most prestigious ACC Trophy Elite tournament to be held in Kuwait from 31st March to 9th of April 2010. Ten teams from non-test countries from Asia will be competing to make their place in the Asia Cup 2011 which means the winner of this tournament will be qualified to play in Asia Cup where teams from test nations are India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will be playing.

Bhutan senior team

Bhutan last year finalist in ACC Trophy Challenge is playing for the first time in this tournament and without any doubt they will have tough time playing against the experience players. Most of Bhutan’s experience players will not be playing this time due to disapproval of their duty leave from their academy and organization. Players like Thinley pacer, Lobzang pacer, Dilip pacer and Manoj Bat who are having good record in International tournaments are not in the team and they have been replaced with the old players with less practice. It is sad but we have to accept it and to be having positive attitude towards the game said DS Gurung, Captain.

Bags are packed

Bhutan team will be traveling with only genuine 3 pace bowlers, 3 spinners, 2 wicket keeper bat and 6 batsmen. Practically, to stay in elite is very tough at this moment but I hope that we have a possibility of winning 2 matches which help us to confirm our seat in elite group which should be the main goal for the tournament, said CEO Jigme N Norbu. He also added that this tournament will also assist our boys to gain more experience to prepare them for up-coming ICC World Cricket League Division 8 which is a big event in the history of Bhutan Cricket; playing for the first time.

Oiled & Knocked bat ready to play

Team will depart on 25th of March to Phuntsholing and on 26th March 2010 they will catch direct train to Delhi and from Delhi they will depart to Kuwait on 29th of March 2010.

Team members

Damber S Gurung, Captain & Tshering Dorji, Vice-Captain

Dorji Loday

Tashi Y. TShering & Sonam Tobgay

Kumar Subba

Sanjog Chhetri & Kencho Norbu

Dampo Dorji

Phuntsho Wangdi & Barun Wakhley

Tandin Wangchuk & Lakshmi P Kami

Tobgay Wangchuk, Manager &Tshering Norbu, Physio

Group A Group B

Hong Kong








Match Schedule:
Courtesy to Asian Cricket Council for information
Posted by: Damber

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