November 12, 2007

Peru

Peru hosts Twenty20 tournament

Martin Williamson

An ICC Level 1 Coaching Course was held in Lima from October 22 to 27 and was followed by a Level 1 Umpiring Course from November 3 to 11. The charms of Lima, including a wonderful and historic club for such events in Lima Cricket & Football Club, good hotels at low prices, rain free weather and a central position in South America, make this city an ideal venue for such events. The second Cricket Veloz, a Twenty20 competition fought out by four clubs, LCFC, the Kiteflyers, the Eidgenossen and the Indians, will take place on November 18 at Markham College, Miraflores.

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Posted by Arjun Chaudhuri on (December 3, 2007, 4:33 GMT)

Coaching and umpiring training will certainly do a world of good to cricket in Peru.

It is good Peru is hosting a domestic Twenty20 tournament. This format of instant cricket is ideal for the local cricketers who are likely to be amateurs. This format of entertaining cricket is also ideal for local spectators who can develop an enthusiastic following for the game.

Systematic administration for scientific development of the game in the country holds the key to cricket giving football a run for its money in this Andean nation.

Posted by gean r on (November 13, 2007, 21:59 GMT)

Cricket is yet to set its foot in South America. Reading the comments from American locals for the new 5000 seater cricket stadium ....I guess ICC is spending lot of money for USA....where there is no scope of development for cricket(among locals).

So. divert funds to South America where people are more friendly.Invest rather on China, Mongolia, Korea, Russia, Indonesia and make cricket ASIAN game.

United States will then follow Cricket like what happened in football. Make cricket global. Reach New areas where countries are yet to win global competition in any form of games ...(reason behind this is) people would be hungry.

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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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