Indonesia April 27, 2007

Indonesia aims to broaden cricket's appeal

The Indonesian cricket board has announced an ambitious US$200,000 three-year development programme aimed at spreading the game outside its traditional base of expats.

The Indonesian cricket board has announced an ambitious US$200,000 three-year development programme aimed at spreading the game outside its traditional base of expats.

A report in The Jakarta Post quoted Cricket Indonesia chairman Sachin Gopalan, who said that the campaign would target "individuals and middle-sized companies who are interested in the development of cricket in Indonesia. The idea is to prove to those involved in cricket development that this program is a serious and long-term one.”

Board secretary Prakash Vijaykumar said that the association was planning to publicise the game across the country. “We are starting to introduce the sport in new areas in cooperation with National Sports Council provincial chapters in places such as Banten, Riau, East Kalimantan, Yogyakarta and Surabaya. We want to transform cricket into a popular sport for Indonesian people.”

Martin Williamson is executive editor of ESPNcricinfo and managing editor of ESPN Digital Media in Europe, the Middle East and Africa

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  • V. Srinivasan on March 11, 2009, 10:34 GMT

    As a indian, i never thought such a support giving by indonesians for this cricket. Sooner the later it is also a cricket loving country after india and pakistan.

  • V. Srinivasan on March 11, 2009, 10:32 GMT

    In Indonesia, cricket is growing rapidly. We are having 11 teams playing official cricket in Indonesia. It is really a fun and i never thought such a support giving by this Indonesian people. Jakarta cricket association is doing wonderful job for spreading this cricket in this part of the world. All the best to ICC and JCA.

  • Humxa Khan on June 7, 2008, 9:50 GMT

    cricket in Indonesia is growing rapidly, n its a good sign for d cricketing world, however it would be appreciated more, if more concentration is paid on the U-19 level of players rather than specific leagues...

  • C M Singh on April 5, 2008, 14:13 GMT

    I alongwith my team (Indian) working in Sumatra Barat, want to join hand in spreading Cricket in this Country, but how?

  • Joseph Jacob on September 1, 2007, 9:46 GMT

    well...this action is for a good cause or the cricket lovers in indonesia...would love to see the big change...good luck ppl...

  • seema sunghay on May 16, 2007, 6:47 GMT

    Its just wonderful to see Cricket growing in this part of the world ...M sure it is a lot of hard work ...Good luck to all involved in developing cricket in Indonesia

  • Declan Laginestra on May 1, 2007, 5:38 GMT

    I want to see Indonesia just give cricket a go and see if they do well. Cricket needs to be more global and this will definitely help build the game around the world.

  • jay laginestra on April 30, 2007, 21:34 GMT

    this is a good idea i think a lot of people may want to see Indonesia in the next World cup

  • Anam Arsalan on April 30, 2007, 16:44 GMT

    Perfect, that should be the spirit; I just hope the plan takes off…

  • V. Srinivasan on March 11, 2009, 10:34 GMT

    As a indian, i never thought such a support giving by indonesians for this cricket. Sooner the later it is also a cricket loving country after india and pakistan.

  • V. Srinivasan on March 11, 2009, 10:32 GMT

    In Indonesia, cricket is growing rapidly. We are having 11 teams playing official cricket in Indonesia. It is really a fun and i never thought such a support giving by this Indonesian people. Jakarta cricket association is doing wonderful job for spreading this cricket in this part of the world. All the best to ICC and JCA.

  • Humxa Khan on June 7, 2008, 9:50 GMT

    cricket in Indonesia is growing rapidly, n its a good sign for d cricketing world, however it would be appreciated more, if more concentration is paid on the U-19 level of players rather than specific leagues...

  • C M Singh on April 5, 2008, 14:13 GMT

    I alongwith my team (Indian) working in Sumatra Barat, want to join hand in spreading Cricket in this Country, but how?

  • Joseph Jacob on September 1, 2007, 9:46 GMT

    well...this action is for a good cause or the cricket lovers in indonesia...would love to see the big change...good luck ppl...

  • seema sunghay on May 16, 2007, 6:47 GMT

    Its just wonderful to see Cricket growing in this part of the world ...M sure it is a lot of hard work ...Good luck to all involved in developing cricket in Indonesia

  • Declan Laginestra on May 1, 2007, 5:38 GMT

    I want to see Indonesia just give cricket a go and see if they do well. Cricket needs to be more global and this will definitely help build the game around the world.

  • jay laginestra on April 30, 2007, 21:34 GMT

    this is a good idea i think a lot of people may want to see Indonesia in the next World cup

  • Anam Arsalan on April 30, 2007, 16:44 GMT

    Perfect, that should be the spirit; I just hope the plan takes off…

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  • Anam Arsalan on April 30, 2007, 16:44 GMT

    Perfect, that should be the spirit; I just hope the plan takes off…

  • jay laginestra on April 30, 2007, 21:34 GMT

    this is a good idea i think a lot of people may want to see Indonesia in the next World cup

  • Declan Laginestra on May 1, 2007, 5:38 GMT

    I want to see Indonesia just give cricket a go and see if they do well. Cricket needs to be more global and this will definitely help build the game around the world.

  • seema sunghay on May 16, 2007, 6:47 GMT

    Its just wonderful to see Cricket growing in this part of the world ...M sure it is a lot of hard work ...Good luck to all involved in developing cricket in Indonesia

  • Joseph Jacob on September 1, 2007, 9:46 GMT

    well...this action is for a good cause or the cricket lovers in indonesia...would love to see the big change...good luck ppl...

  • C M Singh on April 5, 2008, 14:13 GMT

    I alongwith my team (Indian) working in Sumatra Barat, want to join hand in spreading Cricket in this Country, but how?

  • Humxa Khan on June 7, 2008, 9:50 GMT

    cricket in Indonesia is growing rapidly, n its a good sign for d cricketing world, however it would be appreciated more, if more concentration is paid on the U-19 level of players rather than specific leagues...

  • V. Srinivasan on March 11, 2009, 10:32 GMT

    In Indonesia, cricket is growing rapidly. We are having 11 teams playing official cricket in Indonesia. It is really a fun and i never thought such a support giving by this Indonesian people. Jakarta cricket association is doing wonderful job for spreading this cricket in this part of the world. All the best to ICC and JCA.

  • V. Srinivasan on March 11, 2009, 10:34 GMT

    As a indian, i never thought such a support giving by indonesians for this cricket. Sooner the later it is also a cricket loving country after india and pakistan.