MCA holds Level 1 course in Penang to groom entry-level coaches

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Participants at the MCA Level 1 coaching course at SK Stowell, Bukit Mertajam

February 11, 2019

MCA holds Level 1 course in Penang to groom entry-level coaches

The Malaysian Cricket Association (MCA) is currently holding a three-day cricket course at SK Stowell, Bukit Mertajam to expand the pool of Level 1 coaches.

MCA is jointly organising the course with the Ministry of Education, Penang State Education Department, Penang Cricket Association and Malaysian Integrated Business College.

S. Dinesh Muthuraman, MCA Chief Operating Officer, said the association is committed towards developing grassroots cricket by producing more coaches.

“Level 1 is the starting point for coaches to get their qualification before they can move up the ranks,” he said.

“But Level 1 is also important for grassroots development where more coaches are needed to expand the pool of players.”

National team captain Ahmad Faiz Mohammad Noor is among the presenters at the MCA Level 1 coaching course which began on Monday and will last until Wednesday, involving around 34 participants from various schools in Penang.

Participants at the MCA Level 1 coaching course at SK Stowell, Bukit Mertajam

Faiz said he hopes to impart his knowledge from his years of playing and coaching cricket to the participants.

“I would love to give back to Malaysian cricket and to share whatever I know. I thank MCA for the opportunity given to me and I hope it will be a great week,” said Faiz, who is also the Bukit Jalil Sports School cricket head coach.

“I hope the participants will enjoy the course and play more cricket.”

MCA president Mahinda Vallipuram commended Faiz for being among the instructors at the course, adding on Twitter: “Malaysian Captain Ahmad Faiz @FaizNoor12 will be part of the team delivering the course! Great to see him giving more to Malaysia.”

On Thursday, an Adiwira programme for introduction to cricket will be held at the Westlands Sports Excellence Centre in Georgetown for the benefit of 47 Penang schools.