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Speak to anyone who knows anything about cricket in Malaysia and they'll tell you that Malaysia has the best facilities amongst the non-Test countries of Asia. The country's ability to organise and deliver a top-class international tournament was amply demonstrated by the Tri-Series between Australia, India and the West Indies in September 2006 and the 16-nation ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup in 2008. The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) has found Malaysia anaccommodating host for numerous tournaments.
Its ability to deliver on the promise ofbeing an ODI nation is also on the rise with successive promotions from the ICC World Cricket League Division Six and Division Five sending Malaysia to the WCL Division Four tournament in the autumn of 2012.
It is a particularly impressive achievement as cricket in Malaysia took a long time to receive due recognition within the country, mainly due to the core national consciousness not being geared to cricket or, indeed, participatory sport. But, following a period of international retrenchment and reform, steps have been taken to develop the game from the bottomup; with as wide a base as possible, rather than the top down.
Malaysia have produced one outstanding cricketer in recent years, it's former captain Suresh Navaratnam,an all-rounder who impressed the visiting Australians mightily in his net sessions with them during theTri-series. To develop the next generation, using the revenue from the Tri-Series and the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup, a far-reaching development programme has been established to harness talent across peninsular and eastern Malaysia.
Signs of a revival in national fortunes were evident in 2008 with two players being chosen as Players of the Tournament in the 2008 ACC Trophy Elite. The women impressed too, reaching the final of the ACC Under-19 Women's Championship.
The recovery arrived in 2010 when Malaysia came fourth in the ACC Trophy Elite in Kuwait. A one-run defeat to eventual winners Afghanistan, in the group stage, was arguably its finest performance in that tournament and second-place finishes when hosting the ICC World Cricket League Division Six in 2011 and in Singapore in 2012 show that Malaysian cricket is in promising shape.