Mirza Azeem Ul Haque is a National Player from Bahrain, a Certified Level 3 Coach from ACC, has completed Educator Coach Courses and is a Certified Level 1 Umpire from ACC. Well that's just not enough, there are more feathers to his Cap. Mirza is associated with Bahrain Cricket Association (BCA) from year 1998. In the past 17 Years, Mirza has played a major part in bringing up the Bahrain Cricket. Currently he is the U19 Head Coach and is also part of the National Cricket Team. Know more about him and his contributions to the BCA.
1. Tell us about you?
Full Name: Mirza Azeem Ul Haque
Date of Birth: 10-05-1976
Playing Role: Middle order Batsman
Batting Style: Right Hand
Bowling Style: Right Arm (Off Spin)
Address: P.O.Box. 11614, Manama
Country: Kingdom of Bahrain
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).
Currently Coaching the Domestic Champion BCC Team , Bahrain National U-19 Team & apart from that I am doing property management as Property Manager.
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 part of the National Cricket Team of Bahrain. Also I Coach Players, because that is what I enjoy the most. The recent match that I played was against Bhutan on 13 June, 2014.
4. Do you play for any club or a team? Mention their names? When was it founded? Where are you working currently?
I am playing for Bahrain Cricket Club(BCC). National Champions since 1998 - 2015
BCC was founded by late Mr.Sadeq in 1930. After Mr.Sadeq his son Mr. Aref Sadeq (known as GOD Father of Bahrain Cricket) & Family successfully running this prestigious club.
5. Do your club/association have any website or Facebook page? Mention their links.
Facebook Page: Bahrain Cricket Association
6. 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.
I was awarded as Best All Rounder of the CBA Bahrain premier League 2013-2014.
I Scored first unbeaten century for Bahrain in an ACC Tournament.
I Became first player from Bahrain to achieve 1000 runs milestone.
Received level 3 Coaching Certificate from ACC in the year 2011.
Received BCA Voluntary Award for efforts and hard work for the 12 Years period 1998 - 2009.
Served Bahrain as a National Coach for 5 Years
Awarded with ICC Centenary award for my voluntary services for Bahrain.
7. 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)?
Yes I would like to go to India for tournament or coaching camp.
8. What are the challenges you are facing in your country's cricket? If any, how do you feel to overcome those challenges?
Lack of Facilities in terms of grass grounds, Turf wickets, Academies etc.
We are registered under BOC (Bahrain Olympic Committee) under the patronage of HRH Prince Sheikh Naser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Bahrain cricket association is hopeful to get specific land to make new grass grounds with turf wickets & as well as new academies, etc. which will help Bahrain cricket to raise the standard to next level & so on. Where we can compete with elite team in better ways.
9. One thing that you instantly need that would boost the involvement of people in your country's cricket?
Grass grounds , Media & sponsorship.
IN Gulf regions Bahrain economy is booming up. Bahrain is the country different nationals around the world living here with full of freedom & safety. Multinationals companies, financial institutions/companies moving their headquarters in Bahrain. Thousands of tourist check in every year staying in 5 Stars & roaming around spent their vacations. Once we have grass grounds, more academies then we can organise international ACC /ICC Competitions like Malaysia, Singapore, Nepal, Kuwait are hosting ACC trophies & ICC WCL Divisions tournaments. Through these kind of facilities above mentioned countries risen up their level of cricket & as well as cricket become popular in country.
If Bahrain has Grass grounds then Like UAE, Bahrain has the potential to host tournaments for test teams which will benefit Bahrain cricket to step by step improve & rise towards the highest level.
10. Name any 3 active Cricket Clubs from your locality, Country. Also mention the name and email id of these 3 clubs.
BCC (Bahrain Cricket Club)
11. Would you like to nominate any club from your country for a free website from Global Cricket Community? If Yes, Why?
I highly recommend BCC & BCC “A” because both the clubs are the top most clubs in Bahrain & Consists of all professional Players. Since 5 years Both the clubs are finishing as winners & Runners up respectively in the Bahrain domestic season.
Almost 80% players of these two clubs represent Bahrain National Team.
12. Tell in brief (One paragraph). Which country are you supporting this World Cup? And Why?
I supported 4 Teams : Australia, India, S.Africa & New Zealand.