Abdul Shakoor is a Romanian National Cricket Player and Level 1 ICC Certified Cricket Coach. He also plays for Baneasa Cricket Club, which is a part of Romanian National League. Romania Cricket has progressed a lot in the recent years. All credits to CEO Rangam Mitra, Team Abdul Shakoor and the players. Romanian Cricket is working on developing School Cricket. Also they are keen in organising tournaments and inviting International teams like Bulgaria, Hungary, Serbia and Russia.
1. Tell us about you?
Full Name: Abdul Shakoor
Date of Birth: 04/04/83.
Playing Role: All rounder
Batting Style: Right hand aggressive.
Bowling Style: Right hand medium fast.
2. At Present: Are you a Coach? A cricket player? A cricket related business? A club Owner? A cricket Fan? Mention your work profile (if anything else).
I am a regular cricket player + level 1 ICC certified cricket coach.
3. Are you playing cricket currently? If Yes - Since how long are you playing cricket? What level of cricket have you played so far in your country?
Yes I am playing cricket, since 2 years in Romania. Total experience 10 years. I play in league and National level in Romanian National Cricket Team.
4. Do you play for any club or a team? Mention their names? When was it founded? Where are you working currently?
I play for Baneasa Cricket club in the Romanian national league from the last 2 years and for Romanian national cricket team in the international level since the last 1 year. The Baneasa cricket club was founded in 2012. I am working in Huawei Technologies.
5. Where do you and your team see yourself in coming 5 years? Where do you want to focus in order to improve your cricket?
We were recently awarded as federation by ICC, we are affiliate members of ICC. Cricket is quite uncommon in Romania, so there is a lot of room for development. Most of the development is going on school level cricket.
6. Do your club/association have any website or facebook page? Mention their links.
Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/baneasacricketclub For cricket Romania Federation http://www.cricketromania.com/en/home
7. Any recent achievements/activities that you had. (It could be organizing a small camp, or just playing a match or organizing a cricket camp or playing a tournament series) Do mention the date.
Yes, We have just started the 2015 outdoor season. Last year we organized the continental cricket cup in August 2014, which comprised of international teams like: Bulgaria, Hungry, Serbia, Russia, Romania.
We also hosted several international cricket clubs, like Kinsington cricket club (UK), Czech Eagles (Czech Republic), United cricket club Hungary.
8. Would you like to come to India for a tournament or a coaching camp? Or do you want to travel any other country (if Yes, please mention the name)?
We would prefer to travel to nearby European countries for cricket, but travelling to India is not impossible though (depends on the funds).
9. What are the challenges you are facing in your country's cricket? If any, how do you feel to overcome those challenges?
We have the biggest problem in getting sponsors for the development of cricket.
10. One thing that you instantly need that would boost the involvement of people in your country's cricket?
More advertisement and awareness campaigns for the development of cricket.
11. Name any 3 active Cricket Clubs from your locality, Country. Also mention the name and email id of these 3 clubs.
Baneasa cricket club (BCC)
United cricket club (UCC)
Indian cricket club of Bucharest (ICCB).
12. Would you like to nominate any club from your country for a free website from Global Cricket Community? If Yes, Why?
Baneasa cricket club (BCC), as we are the most active club around with major involvement in the Romanian cricket development. Most of our players are also playing in the Romanian national cricket team.