May 10, 2007

Cameroon

Cameroon cricket on the up

Will Luke

It's perhaps unlikely to imagine cricket making much of an impact in a football-crazed country such as Cameroon. But, after recognition from the state, the sport is beginning to grow at quite a rate, as reported by allafrica.com:

The establishment of the game in Cameroon has been thanks to support from the British government through its embassy in Yaounde which has always provided logistic support to the federation. The British High Commissioner to Cameroon, Syd Madicott, was on the field of play in the match against Cameroon, just to drum-up support for the Game which like football, originated from his country.

The establishment of the game in Cameroon has been thanks to support from the British government through its embassy in Yaounde which has always provided logistic support to the federation. The British High Commissioner to Cameroon, Syd Madicott, was on the field of play in the match against Cameroon, just to drum-up support for the Game which like football, originated from his country.

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Will Luke
Assistant editor Will opted against a lifetime of head-bangingly dull administration in the NHS, where he had served for two years. In 2005 came a break at Cricinfo where he slotted right in as a ferociously enthusiastic tea drinker and maker, with a penchant for using "frankly" and "marvellous". He also runs The Corridor, a cricket blog where he can be found ranting and raving about all things - some even involving the sport. He is a great-great nephew of Sir Jack Newman, the former Wellingtonian bowler who took two wickets at 127 apiece for New Zealand.

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