November 10, 2010

Asian Games

Women's cricket a hit in China

Liam Brickhill

It appears that China could really be a huge new market for cricket, as Asian Games organisers announced on Wednesday that all tickets for the women’s matches, which begin on Saturday, sold out within days of going on sale. "There's not a single ticket available for sale for the women's cricket," Husain Al Musallam, director general and technical director of the Olympic Council of Asia, told a press conference. "We hope to spread cricket all over Asia." Cricket is being included for the first time at the Games, which are being hosted by China, with organisers building a 12,000-seater cricket-specific stadium at the Guangdong University of Technology to host that portion of the tournament.


Liam Brickhill is a freelance journalist based in Cape Town

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