36 school-girls from across Kuwait have started attending a coaching camp in Kuwait Entertainment City in order to prepare for the ACC U-19 Women’s Tournament in December. Kuwait Cricket officials were delighted to see a couple of Kuwaiti nationals amongst the hopefuls looking to make it into the final squad of 14.

“Irrespective of whether the girls get through to the national team in December, that so many have come and so many are showing interest is a very good sign for future tournaments” says Kuwait Cricket Director General Asad Baig.

Tahani Osama Abdurrehman and Priyada Murali

Three ACC-trained Level I lady coaches are working with the players under the supervision of the newly appointed Director of Women’s Cricket in Kuwait, Layla Al-Haji. She commented approvingly on the level of enthusiasm of the girls and with how well they are responding to training and physical conditioning work.

The tournament will be the first competitive cricket the girls have ever played. Mr. Baig who is directly involved in supervising the coaching activities says that “These are early days for all of us and putting up a team for the first time won’t be an easy task, but we’re well prepared and know what we have to do to ensure we’re all performing at our optimum. Our sincere attempt will result in paving the way for the future generations to form an experienced and fighting outfit to match International teams.”


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Filed October 31, 2008