Two UKM Students Selected to Play in South African Cricket League

KUALA LUMPUR – Three players from the Malaysian Malay Cricket Association have been selected to play in the A-League of the Western Province of South Africa. The players will undergo a six months attachment playing in that League.

The three players are Noor Afif A. Saufee and Anwar A. Rahman from the Malay Cricket High Performance Programme at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia along with Azwar Tajri from the Asia Pacific University.

“The trio will be playing in the league in Cape Town and around the Western Province for one season from April next year,” said Nik Anuay Abdullah, the Deputy Secretary of Finance of the Malay Cricket Association when met at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Sepang yesterday.

The three players all aged 19 years old this year have been part of the Malay Cricket development programme since they were 12 years old and are now part of the elite squad of the association.

The overseas attachment is part of the National Cricket Development Programme Program run by the Malay Cricket Association with sponsorship from the Sime Darby Foundation and has been in place since 2011.

Among the attachment of players by the Malay Cricket Association include playing in the Western Australia Cricket Association League (WACA) in Perth; the Essex League in London, the Sri Lankan League as well as in South Africa. Last year, nine players were sent to play in those leagues.

Translated from Utusan Malaysia 2 Oktober 2015

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