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KUWAIT



Population: 2,742,411 (2014 est.)
Population Aged 0-14: 25.4%
Men's Coach: Biju George/Sameer Desai
Women's Coach: Tariq Rasool Shah
National Captain: Hisham Mirza
Women’s Captain: Maryam Omar
Cricket teams: 381
Grounds: 10
Turf wickets: 4
Playing Season: September to May

ACC Member since 1996
ACC Development Officer: Aminul Islam

At the ACC Elite League in Singapore, June 2014

Recent Achievements:

2011 Winners, Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Division 7
2011 Finalists, ACC U-19 Challenge Cup
38th in ICC Global Rankings
Personnel qualified from ACC Courses:
Coaches: Level I and II – 47, Level III – 3
Umpires: Level I and II – 16, Level III – 1
Curators: Module I – 2, Module III – 1

Kuwait, with a decent team at all age-group levels, sound administration, plenty of domestic commercial support, exceptional facilities and a desire to truly be a vibrant member of the international cricketing community, has plenty of things going for it.

In fact, it is a surprise Kuwait hasn’t already gone further on the field. They are either very good or very bad and no one, not even them, knows what they will be when they step on to the field. Through it all, their matches invariably seem to be gripping affairs. They impress opposition coaches, who are often relieved that Kuwait’s players aren’t as fit or as tactically aware as they could be. Kuwait were good enough to mount a successful chase of 280 by Nepal in the group stage of the 2012 ACC Trophy Elite, inside 47 overs, yet it was they who eventually placed seventh, and it was Nepal who went on to play the Final.

They were finalists in the 2011 ACC U-19 Challenge, losing to Saudi Arabia. Like the other Gulf countries, promising youths miss out on representing Kuwait as adults because of their studies and subsequent employment outside of Kuwait. Nevertheless, enough cricketers remain to ensure that Kuwait remain a dangerous proposition on the field at senior level. Another stirring performance came on the final day of the 2014 ACC Elite League when, though not in contention to win the tournament, they raced to victory against Saudi Arabia with more than 22 overs to spare chasing 205 to deprive hitherto unbeaten Saudi Arabia of the title.

After some initial problems with securing water, a new ground at Sulaibiya is flourishing and there is increased domestic cricket activity with Arab cricketers being welcomed into the fold. Women’s cricket is played with a passion, in growing numbers and with increasing aptitude. Qualified coaches and umpires increased by 50% over 2014 thanks to the courses held in Kuwait.


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