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The 2010 ACC Trophy Elite was a cricket tournament in Kuwait, taking place between March 31 and April 9, 2010. It gives Associate and Affiliate members of the Asian Cricket Council experience of international one-day cricket and also helps forms an essential part of regional rankings. The tournament was won by Afghanistan, who defeated Nepal by 95 runs in the final on April 9.

2010 ACC Trophy Elite
Administrator(s)Asian Cricket Council
Cricket format50 overs per side
Tournament format(s)Round robin with playoffs
Host(s) Kuwait
Champions Afghanistan (1st title)
Participants10 teams
Matches played21/21
Most runsUnited Arab Emirates Saqib Ali (267)
Most wicketsHong Kong Nadeem Ahmed (17)
Official websiteTournament home
2008
2012

Contents

TeamsEdit

After the 2006 ACC Trophy it was decided to split the tournament into two divisions. The placement of teams in the divisions was based on their final positions in the last ACC Trophy. The top ten teams went on to take part in the 2008 ACC Trophy Elite and the remaining teams were placed in a lower division, the 2009 ACC Trophy Challenge.Bottom two teams were relegated from 2008 ACC Trophy Elite and top two teams from 2009 ACC Trophy Challenge were promoted. The teams that made it into the Trophy Elite were:

SquadsEdit

  Afghanistan   Bahrain   Bhutan   Hong Kong   Kuwait
  • Bahrain withdrew from the tournament after being unable to field a team due to visa problems.
  Malaysia     Nepal   Oman   Singapore   United Arab Emirates

Group stagesEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W L T NR NRR Pts
    Nepal 4 4 0 0 0 1.592 8
  Hong Kong 4 3 1 0 0 -0.030 6
  Oman 4 2 2 0 0 -0.049 4
  Kuwait 4 1 3 0 0 -0.852 2
  Singapore 4 0 4 0 0 -0.789 0
31 March 2010
(scorecard)
Kuwait  
252 (49.4 overs)
v
  Singapore
249/9 (50 overs)
Saad Khalid 68 (44)
Mulewa Dharmichand 3/40 (10 overs)
Munish Arora 90 (103)
Muhammad Amin 4/17 (5 overs)
  Kuwait won by 3 runs
Doha Entertainment City Ground, Kuwait City
Umpires: L. Hariharan & Syed Kazmi
Player of the match: Munish Arora (Singapore)

31 March 2010
(scorecard)
Nepal    
236/7 (50 overs)
v
  Hong Kong
118 (33.4 overs)
Anil Mandal 72 (96)
Nadeem Ahmed 3/51 (10 overs)
Ilyas Gull 27 (29)
Mehboob Alam 3/33 (7 overs)
    Nepal won by 118 runs
Kuwait Oil Company Unity Ground, Kuwait City
Umpires: Irfan Adil & Younis Rasheed
Player of the match: Anil Mandal (Nepal)

1 April 2010
(scorecard)
Singapore  
173 (47.5 overs)
v
  Oman
174/2 (33.5 overs)
Munish Arora 43 (103)
Awal Khan 4/29 (9.5 overs)
Vaibhav Wategaonkar 60 (74)
Saad Janjua 1/38 (8 overs)
  Oman won by 8 wickets
Kuwait Oil Company Hubara Ground, Kuwait City
Umpires: Imran Idress & Syed Kazmi
Player of the match: Awal Khan (Oman)

2 April 2010
(scorecard)
Kuwait  
202 (49.5 overs)
v
  Hong Kong
203/7 (43.5 overs)
Lasantha Dimuthu 51 (111)
Ilyas Gul 4/33 (9 overs)
Hussain Butt 82 (117)
Khalid Butt 1/21 (7 overs)
  Hong Kong won by 6 wickets
Kuwait Oil Company Hubara Ground, Kuwait City
Umpires: L. Hariharan & Imran Idress
Player of the match: Hussain Butt (Hong Kong)

2 April 2010
(scorecard)
Oman  
169/9 (50 overs)
v
    Nepal
172/4 (38.3 overs)
Vaibhav Wategaonkar 56 (104)
Rahul Vishvakarma 3/32 (8 overs)
Anil Mandal 39 (45)
Aamer Ali 3/48 (10 overs)
    Nepal won by 6 wickets
Kuwait Oil Company Unity Ground, Kuwait City
Umpires: Riaz Chaudhry & Irfan Adil
Player of the match: Paras Khadka (Nepal)

3 April 2010
(scorecard)
Singapore  
216 (49 overs)
v
    Nepal
217/3 (43.2 overs)
Phil Childs 40 (51)
Shakti Gauchan 2/26 (5 overs)
Mahesh Chhetri 87 (111)
Pramodh Raja 1/21 (7 overs)
    Nepal won by 7 wickets
Doha Entertainment City Ground, Kuwait City
Umpires: Imran Mustafa & Younus Rasheed
Player of the match: Mahesh Chhetri (Nepal)

4 April 2010
(scorecard)
Hong Kong  
194 (46.2 overs)
v
  Singapore
149 (44 overs)
Moner Ahmed 44 (44)
Narender Reddy 4/28 (8.2 overs)
Monish Arora 52 (70)
Nadeem Ahmed 5/35 (9 overs)
  Hong Kong won by 45 runs
Sulabiya Ground, Kuwait City
Umpires: Fareed Dalwai & Imran Mustafa
Player of the match: Nadeem Ahmed (Hong Kong)

4 April 2010
(scorecard)
Kuwait  
247 (49.5 overs)
v
  Oman
249/5 (40.2 overs)
Khalid Butt 55 (44)
Deep Trivedi 4/36 (8.5 overs)
Adnan Ilyas 82* (84)
Haroon Shahid 2/35 (3.2 overs)
  Oman won by 5 wickets
Kuwait Oil Company Unity Ground, Kuwait City
Umpires: F. Malik & Younis Rasheed
Player of the match: Deep Trividi & Adnan Ilyas (both Oman)

6 April 2010
(scorecard)
Oman  
168 (39 overs)
v
  Hong Kong
169/9 (38.5 overs)
Deep Trividi 54 (98)
Moner Ahmed 4/19 (7 overs)
Nizakat Khan 57 (72)
Tariq Hussain 3/41 (8 overs)
  Hong Kong won by 1 wicket
Doha Entertainment City Ground, Kuwait City
Umpires: Irfan Adil & Imran Mustafa
Player of the match: Nizakat Khan (Hong Kong)

6 April 2010
(scorecard)
Kuwait  
120 (42 overs)
v
    Nepal
121/2 (26.4 overs)
Saud Iqbal 26 (48)
Sanjam Regmi 4/26 (9 overs)
Mahesh Chhetri 63 (83)
Saud Iqbal 1/8 (1 over)
    Nepal won by 8 wickets
Kuwait Oil Company Hubara Ground, Kuwait City
Umpires: R. Srinivasan & T Mahmood
Player of the match: Sanjam Regmi (Nepal)

Group BEdit

Team Pld W L T NR NRR Pts
  Afghanistan 3 2 1 0 0 2.600 4
  Malaysia 3 2 1 0 0 2.512 4
  United Arab Emirates 3 2 1 0 0 2.392 4
  Bhutan 3 0 3 0 0 -8.498 0
  • Bahrain, who were in Group B, were forced to withdraw from the tournament after being unable to field a team due to visa problems.
31 March 2010
(scorecard)
Afghanistan  
471/5 (50 overs)
v
  Bhutan
78 (32.5 overs)
Asghar Afghan 151 (83)
Phuntsho Wangdi 2/78 (9 overs)
Kumar Subba 41 (103)
Hameed Hasan 6/18 (7.5 overs)
  Afghanistan won by 393 runs
Kuwait Oil Company Hubara Ground, Kuwait City
Umpires: John Saloman & R. Srinivasan
Player of the match: Asghar Stanikzai (Afghanistan)

1 April 2010
(scorecard)
United Arab Emirates  
510/6 (50 overs)
v
  Bhutan
76 (32.2 overs)
Saqib Ali 140 (90)
Sonam Tobgay 2/82 (7 overs)
Damber Gurung 25 (47)
Shadeep Silva 3/13 (6.2 overs)

2 April 2010
(scorecard)
Afghanistan  
217/7 (50 overs)
v
  United Arab Emirates
218/8 (49.1 overs)
Raees Ahmadzai 56 (100)
Shadeep Silva 3/29 (9 overs)
Saqib Ali 93* (103)
Shapoor Zadran 3/28 (7 overs)
  United Arab Emirates won by 2 wickets
Doha Entertainment City Ground, Kuwait City
Umpires: Naresh D'Souza & Farid Malik
Player of the match: Saqib Ali (UAE)

3 April 2010
(scorecard)
Afghanistan  
236/9 (50 overs)
v
  Malaysia
235 (49.5 overs)
Raees Ahmadzai 64* (59)
Nik Arifin 2/38 (9 overs)
Suhan Alagaratnam 61 (73)
Hameed Hasan 5/44 (10 overs)
  Afghanistan won by 1 run
Kuwait Oil Company Hubara Ground, Kuwait City
Umpires: Riaz Chaudhry & John Salomon
Player of the match: Hameed Hasan (Afghanistan)

4 April 2010
(scorecard)
Bhutan  
68 (23.3 overs)
v
  Malaysia
71/0 (5.2 overs)
Damber Gurung 10 (19)
Ghulam Mustafa 4/18 (7.3 overs)
  Malaysia won by 10 wickets
Doha Entertainment City Ground, Kuwait City
Umpires: Naresh D'Souza & M. Irfan Adil
Player of the match: Damith Warusavithana (Malaysia)

6 April 2010
(scorecard)
United Arab Emirates  
152 (41 overs)
v
  Malaysia
153/8 (27.1 overs)
Salman Farooq 40 (63)
Suresh Navaratnam 4/29 (10 overs)
Suhan Kumar 65 (65)
Shoaib Sarwar 2/21 (4 overs)
  Malaysia won by 2 wickets
Kuwait Oil Company Unity Ground, Kuwait City
Umpires: Fareed Dalwai & Naresh D'Souza
Player of the match: Suhan Kumar (Malaysia)

Play-offsEdit

9th place play-offEdit

8 April
(scorecard)
v
  • Bahrain were unable to field a team due to visa problems

7th place play-offEdit

7 April
(scorecard)
Bhutan  
131 (43 overs)
v
  Kuwait
132/0 (11.5 overs)
Sonam Tobgay 48 (62)
Muhammad Javed 3/31 (10 overs)
Khalid Butt 85 (37)
  Kuwait won by 10 wickets
Doha Entertainment City Ground, Kuwait City
Umpires: Srinivasan Adachani & Younis Rasheed
Player of the match: Khalid Butt (Kuwait)

5th place play-offEdit

8 April
(scorcard)
United Arab Emirates  
265 (48.3 overs)
v
  Oman
193/3 (32.3 overs)
Khurram Khan 90 (71)
Tariq Hussain 3/50 (10 overs)
Vaibhav Wategaonkar 65* (76)
Qasim Zubair 2/35 (6 overs)
  Oman won by 34 runs (D/L)
Kuwait Oil Company Unity Ground, Kuwait City
Umpires: Fareed Dalwai & Imran Mustafa
Player of the match: Vaibhav Wategaonkar (UAE)

3rd place play-offEdit

9 April
(scorecard)
Hong Kong  
251/6 (50 overs)
v
  Malaysia
244/8 (50 overs)
Ilyas Gul 75 (102)
Sharulnizam Yusof 2/35 (10 overs)
Rakesh Madhavan 129 (137)
Najeeb Amar 3/34 (10 overs)
  Hong Kong won by 7 runs
Kuwait Oil Company Unity Ground, Kuwait City
Umpires: Naresh D'Souza & Irfan Adil
Player of the match: Nizakat Khan (Hong Kong)

Semi-finalsEdit

7 April
(scorecard)
Hong Kong  
205 (48.1 overs)
v
  Afghanistan
210/5 (44.4 overs)
Hussain Butt 63 (113)
Mohammad Nabi 3/30 (9.1 overs)
Asghar Afghan 55* (93)
Nadeem Ahmed 2/29 (10 overs)
  Afghanistan won by 5 wickets
Kuwait Oil Company Unity Ground, Kuwait City
Umpires: T. Mahmood & John Saloman
Player of the match: Mohammad Nabi (Afghanistan)

7 April
(scorecard)
Nepal    
271/6 (50 overs)
v
  Malaysia
263 (49.4 overs)
Sharad Vesawkar 97* (66)
Shahrulnizam Yusof 2/48 (10 overs)
Suresh Navaratnam 115 (103)
Paras Khadka 2/42 (10 overs)
    Nepal won by 8 runs
Kuwait Oil Company Hubara Ground, Kuwait City
Umpires: R. Chaudhary & F. Malik
Player of the match: Suresh Navaratnam (Malaysia)

FinalEdit

9 April
(scorecard)
Afghanistan  
224 (50 overs)
v
    Nepal
129 (40 overs)
Karim Sadiq 58 (105)
Binod Das 3/35 (8 overs)
Sharad Vesawkar 35 (60)
Nawroz Mangal 2/9 (3 overs)
  Afghanistan won by 95 runs
Kuwait Oil Company Hubara Ground, Kuwait City
Umpires: Fareed Dalwai & John Saloman
Player of the match: Raees Ahmadzai (Afghanistan)

Final PlacingsEdit

Pos Team Relegation
1st   Afghanistan
2nd     Nepal
3rd   Hong Kong
4th   Malaysia
5th   United Arab Emirates
6th   Oman
7th   Kuwait
8th   Bhutan Qualified for WCL82012
9th   Singapore Relegated to ACC Trophy Challenge Division
10th   Bahrain

StatisticsEdit

ControversyEdit

The tournament was beset with players struggling to get visas to gain access to Kuwait. Bahrain were forced to withdraw from the tournament as they were unable to field a team after a large number of their players were refused visas.

Mohammad Nabi, the Afghanistan all-rounder was refused as visa, as was Hong Kong captain Najeeb Amar. Both were later able to gain entry to Kuwait and take part in the later stages of the tournament.

The Cricket Association of Nepal President Binay Raj Pandey has said his board intends to raise the issue at the next meeting of the Asian Cricket Council after Nepal vice-captain Gyanendra Malla had been refused entry to the country. In response to this, Pandey intends to ask the ACC not to host future tournaments in countries where obtaining a visa is difficult.[3]

ReferencesEdit