November 3, 2006


Pakistan appoint coach to help China

Martin Williamson

Rashid Khan, the former Pakistan fast bowler, has been appointed by the Pakistan Cricket Board to train young cricketers in China. The move is part of a joint effort by the International Cricket Council and the Asian Cricket Council to give a fillip to cricket in China.

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Posted by Mansoor on (November 15, 2006, 5:17 GMT)

The ICC failed to build on the success of Kenya in 96 and 99 World Cup. ICC generates a lot of revenues and isn't short of money, I guess they need to pick up countries and prepare a five-year plan of intrastructure development promoting cricket at school levels. ICC can organize fund-raising series between Test powerhouses and media pullers like England v Australia or a India v Pakistan series and dedicate the funds raised for development. Kenya , Bangladesh, China and USA are my first pick for these activities to kick off

Posted by shah on (November 11, 2006, 11:33 GMT)

ICC has failed to spread cricket in whole world. In the last 35 yeras only one good cricketing nation i.e Sri Lanka has been produced.It is a great requirement for popularity of cricket to introduce cricket in major countries of world like China and USA. China occupies nearly 1/6th of the whole world population.If ICC cn get cricket popularized in China it will be a great service for cricket

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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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