North Korea June 9, 2009

Cricket and cucumber sandwiches in North Korea

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





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

  • Michael Jones on June 13, 2009, 15:31 GMT

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  • How to Make Thousands of Dollars Posting Links on Google on June 10, 2009, 17:09 GMT

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  • Michael Jones on June 13, 2009, 15:31 GMT

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

  • Vikram Maingi on June 15, 2009, 8:36 GMT

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