August 31, 2008


China to receive Bindra's help

Will Luke

The ICC has formalised the scope of IS Bindra's role as its principal advisor. Bindra, who began his two-year tenure in the newly-created post in July, will focus on "developing the game in China, implementing the ICC vision, assisting relations between the ICC and its members, and working with host members to ensure the success of ICC events.

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Posted by Lloyd on (September 1, 2008, 15:09 GMT)

The Chinese tried to field a competitor in every event of the Beijeng Olympics to win a medal.Let's get a cricket presence at the 2012 Olympics and China willdevelop the game and field a Team of its own initiative, but the cricket world keeps using horses instead of engines to grow the game, hence 's petition.

Posted by Simon Butler on (September 1, 2008, 4:24 GMT)

This is a good appointment for the Chinese, it definately shows there is vision for the game over there. I'm sure that he will help to establish the game in china, and hopefully its eventual growth into the mainstream of chinese sports. Who know maybe we will see them in a world cup in the not too distant future.

Posted by rajan nair on (August 31, 2008, 13:07 GMT)

His vast espierence will greatly help develop cricket in its infancy stage in a developing country.chinas vast population and its capabilty to put proper infrastructure will help promote game under the expertice of mr bindra.ICC can look forward to globalising the game of cricket with the capability and stature of mr bindra.His role in the game is unquestionable and is long standing image in the cricket arena is bound to provide china the right impetus in the near future. He will also have an added advantage of support from the various quarters in the cricket adminstation.Chinas recent sucess in the 2008 Olympics is bound to give great advantage in the role which mr bindra is expected to play. Best wishes to mr bindra in this endevour and one more indian provides his professional expertice in the international arena.

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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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