June 9, 2009

North Korea

Cricket and cucumber sandwiches in North Korea

Martin Williamson

© Daily Telegraph
An interesting story about cricket in an altogether different part of the world

It started as a bet. Jon Newton, president of Shanghai Cricket Club wagered two of his friends that they would not be able to organise a cricket tour to the totalitarian state of North Korea. "One night in the pub, North Korea had come up as a suggestion for a place to tour and I said there was no way they would be able to pull it off," he recalls.

What followed was a tale of months of red tape before the necessary documentation was secured. Read all about it the Daily Telegraph.

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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Posted by Vikram Maingi on (June 15, 2009, 9:36 GMT)

Where does North Korea stand as far as rating of Associate Nations is concerned?

Posted by Michael Jones on (June 13, 2009, 16:31 GMT)

Amazing what you find you can do when someone bets you that you can't.

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Posted by stefen on (June 10, 2009, 8:31 GMT)

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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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