September 20, 2006

China

China receives $400,000 investment

Martin Williamson

The Asian Cricket Council has announced that it allocated $200,000 to the Chinese cricket authorities to promote the game inside the country, and that sum will be matched by the ICC, making the total investment $400,000.

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Posted by Taimur Huk on (October 10, 2006, 4:49 GMT)

I think this is good for the game of cricket. China is a huge country and promoting cricket there will be a huge step in making cricket popular worldwide. The students in universities and schools are already playing cricket. Probably in ten to fifteen years, China will have its own professional cricket team and it will be fun watching them play cricket.

Posted by Mundane on (September 25, 2006, 7:53 GMT)

The ICC are pandering to where the cash is found ...what a surprise

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Martin Williamson
Executive editor Martin Williamson joined the Wisden website in its planning stages in 2001 after failing to make his millions in the internet boom when managing editor of Sportal. Before that he was in charge of Sky Sports Online and helped launch and run Sky News Online. With a preference for all things old (except his wife and children), he has recently confounded colleagues by displaying an uncharacteristic fondness for Twenty20 cricket. His enthusiasm for the game is sadly not matched by his ability, but he remains convinced that he might be a late developer and perseveres in the hope of an England call-up with his middle-order batting and non-spinning offbreaks. He is now managing editor of ESPN EMEA Digital Group as well as his Cricinfo responsibilities.

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