Many could be forgiven for thinking that the Maldives are a one-man team such is the overweening prowess of their captain Moosa Kaleem. He has been the country’s top performer in the past two ACC Emerging Nations Tournaments both of which they have won. He invariably bags wickets but it is the bat with which he is most destructive, once having made 437 runs in three matches in the 2005 event. He is truly a fine cricketer and were he to play cricket at an ever higher level would shine there too.

Kaleem’s performances are all the more remarkable considering that a chronic back-injury has led his doctors to forbid from playing.

Other players are likely to be equally prominent for the Maldives: Ahmed Afzal Faiz is a hard-hitting middle order batsman and enterprising seamer and Mohamed Aflah is an upcoming all-rounder in the Irfan Pathan mould.

They are coached by former Sri Lankan wicket-keeper Brendon Kuruppu.

2004 ACC Trophy: Knocked out at group-stage


First Round Fixtures
14th August v Oman at Bayumas Oval
18th August v Singapore at Club Aman
20th August v Bahrain at Royal Military College

THE TEAM
Moosa Kaleem
Ahmed Afzal Faiz
Abdullah Shahid
Ahmed Neesham Nasir
Husham Ibrahim
Ismail Nihad
Mohamed Azlee
Mohamed Mahafooz
Shafraz Jaleel
Hassan Ibrahim
Ahmed Umar
Muaviath Abdul Gani
Mohamed Aflah
Abdulla Shafeeu
Ahmed Hassan
Mohamed Saeed
Jilwaz Rasheed
Illyas Ahmed
Brendon Kuruppu (Coach)
Ali Mohamed Manik (Manager)


 
     

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  Malaysia
  Saudi Arabia
  U. A. E.
  Bahrain
  Maldives
  Oman
  Singapore
  Bhutan
  Hong Kong
  Kuwait
  Myanmar
  Nepal
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