Michael "Cat" Maher - ACST Partner
Cat is synonymous with Cricket Sixes tournaments throughout Asia and the world and is a regular player at these tournaments. Based in Perth, Australia, he is passionate about the need for the development and recognition of sixes cricket within the cricketing world.
Previously Michael was heavily involved with the organisation, marketing and running of the Chiang Mai Cricket Sixes and continues his contribution to other cricket sixes events. Cat is the main point of contact for all teams looking to enter tournaments.
Brad Tarr - ACST Partner
Brad brings his experience in the financial and business worlds to the ACST team along with his infectious enthusiasm for cricket. An Australian based in Hong Kong, Brad applies his organisational and marketing skills to achieve the best possible standards at ACST events.
The Phuket International Cricket Sixes and Hong Kong Cricket Festival owe much to Brad's hard work and skills.
Brad is the Chairman of Lamma Cricket Club in Hong Kong.
Ian "Reds" Liddell - ACST Partner
Ian has been involved in the game of cricket for over 40 years. He is currently the Senior Vice President of the Waratah Mayfield District Cricket Club. Honoured with Life Membership in 1993 he is the Event Co-ordinator for the Waratah (NSW) World Sevens an affiliated event of the ACST. The Waratah tournament is a very popular event attracting top cricketers from northern NSW and overseas teams.
Ian has a passion for Sixes cricket and has participated in sixes events in Chiang Mai, Hua Hin, Phuket, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Pattaya, Philippines and of course Waratah.
Ian has a background in finance having worked for the Greater Building Society for many years and is a stockbroker in the Australian equity market.
Rob "Chops" Bernard - ACST Media & Administration
Rob has been an avid follower of the game since childhood in his native North Yorkshire. He formerly played regularly and still makes an occasional appearance when work allows since moving to London in 1999. He brings a strong background in customer service and sports administration to the ACST from his previous experience working full time for the MCC at Lord's Cricket Ground and in his current role with London Underground.
A chance holiday in Thailand back in 2004, led to meeting with the Yarrambat club from Melbourne and the ACST staff at Chiang Mai. he instantly fell in love with the concept of the tournaments, the ACST organisation and Sixes cricket.
Chops can be found more in the commentators chair, writing the media reports or umpiring nowadays.
In his spare time Rob loves travelling, socialising, watching most sports and food and drink, relishing spending a relaxing day at the cricket wherever he is in the world while also writing articles and closely following the fortunes of his beloved Scarborough Athletic FC and Hull City AFC.
Sudhir Tyagi - ACST Representative (Sub-Cont Region)
Sudhir brings a wealth of skill and experience to the ACST table from his Indian base.
On the field Sudhir has performed in the DDCA Cricket League for more than 15 years in Premier Division for Pelicans Cricket Club & Mohan Mekin, as well as Escorts CC, along with Delhi University Cricket Team and captaining the Delhi State Schools Cricket Team in his formative years.
In South Africa Sudhir plied his skills in the Durban & Gauteng Cricket League with Premier Division clubs Chatsworth and Kempton Park CC, while also becoming a Level 2 Cricket Coach at the ICC in Dubai.
In business Sudhir is the CMD of the Pelicans Group of Companies, with other experience at Marketing-Projia India Pvt Ltd, Ascent Forex and the Servel Group.
Sudhir boasts huge experience in the media as an International Sports Commentator and Anchor with Star Sports and Channel 2 in India as well as working with SABC-South Africa, Ten Sports, ESPN, DD Sports, BBC, DD Sports, FM Rainbow, SABC-FM, Lotus FM, Hind Vani FM-Durban, Delhi Doordarshan & DD Sports.
Sudhir was the International Cricket Commentator of All India Radio for 13 years, Anchoring and Presenting Live Cricket shows bilingually for the World Cups of 1999, 2003 and 2007 as well as the ICC Trophy and all international Cricket Series-Events held in India after 1998 as well as providing live commentary at the ODI World Cup of 2011 & WC T20 for Radio 4 in Dubai.
Sudhir has been the Media Coordinator for the Delhi Daredevils for the last 8 years in the Indian Premier League.
In his extensive travels, Sudhir has worked with and interviewed cricket luminaries Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar, Maninder Singh, Saurav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, Mahender Singh Dhoni, Sir Clive Lloyd, Sir Vivian Richards, Mohinder Amarnath, the late Nawab of Patudi, Chetan Sharma, Ravi Shastri, Allan Wilkins, Wasim Akram along with eminent personalities of India and overseas.
Tim Bignall - ACST Representative (NZ)
Hailing from Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand, Tim is a passionate cricket player and supporter of all New Zealand sporting teams, along with being a member of the Victoria University Cricket Club.
He has over a decade's experience in the Travel Industry specialising in group travel and has considerable knowledge of the intricacies of sports travel, backed up with an extensive network of business contacts.
Tim had the pleasure of bringing two New Zealand teams to the 2008 Phuket Sixes and after tasting cricket sixes action for the first time he is now addicted to this high-octane format and is pleased to be a member of the ACST family.
As for his cricketing ability, he is like a gremlin that has been given a meal after midnight - this man is an absolute maniac with a red ball in hand and should not be approached. With the bat, he doesn't shy from the tail-ender mentality one iota, swinging sharply at every delivery.