August 17, 2012

Cricket

Chinese cricketer breaks boundaries

Devashish Fuloria

Jiang Shuyao - the first Chinese cricketer to play in an overseas league - has travelled from Shenyang, China to play club cricket in England. A popular player in his club's dressing room, Shuao could be the first of many Chinese players to play in overseas leagues as a new cricket culture emerges in his homeland, writes Paul Weaver in the Guardian.

"I like training for one or two hours here. In China we train for four hours, have some rice and then train for another four," says Shuao. "And here you can say 'hello' to another player in training. If you do that in China you must run 10 laps of the pitch."

Devashish Fuloria is a sub-editor with ESPNcricinfo

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