NEPAL WIN PREMIER LEAGUE

Nepal have won the 2006-2007 ACC Premier League, with UAE finishing a close second. Nepal have been contenders for the three-day cricket title from the onset of the event and had finished second to UAE in both previous seasons.

With Nepal having completed their fixtures in November, UAE had two matches left and 41 points to make up in order to retain their title. An innings-victory against Malaysia brought them to the brink but heavy rain and a water-logged pitch in Singapore last weekend cost UAE any chance of play and they finished 10 points short. UAE had beaten Nepal earlier in the season at Sharjah.

“Nepal have proved worthy winners of the Premier League”, says K.K. Haridas, ACC Events Organiser. “They have been consistent challengers to UAE for three-day supremacy and though Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore have all had their moments ultimately Nepal and UAE have played the most consistent cricket. Nepal have been the only team in Asia to ever defeat UAE, which they did in 2005”

The Premier League, (previously the Fast Track Countries Tournament) is to be replaced in the coming season by the ACC Twenty20 Cup for the top ten ACC countries according to ACC performance-based rankings.

Related Links:
ACC Premier League 2006-2007
Fast Track Countries Tournament 2005
Fast Track Countries Tournament 2004-2005

Filed March 9 2007