China May 22, 2007

Schoolchildren to teach the Chinese

A group of schoolchildren are off to China to teach them cricket, according to a report at the BBC

A group of schoolchildren are off to China to teach them cricket, according to a report at the BBC. Nine boys and two girls, aged 13 and 14, from King Edward VII School in King's Lynn will visit the country and also help translate the rules into Mandarin.

The 10-day visit in July is part of the school's twinning scheme with Tsinghua High School in Chongqing.

The school's director of sport, Paul Tebay, said: "I believe we're the first school to do this and we aim to show that young people can teach and learn from each other.

"If the Chinese take cricket seriously and treat it as a priority, I think they will do very well."

And you can read more about the infrastructure China has in 2007's Wisden Cricketers' Almanack.

Will Luke is assistant editor of ESPNcricinfo

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