will china accept cricket?
1 Sep 08
They already accepted the game and it won't be long before they enter the international games. They are most splendid athletes, who give their hundred percent for their country. I admire the way they progressed in the last three olympics. Also it would be too early to comment which area they are skilled in, though my best bet would be batting.
4 Sep 08
When it comes to sport I think China doesn't lack anything at all. The plan of promoting cricket in China is a good idea. As we all know Chinese are good in sports and in just matter of time we will see the chinese team into action. In my view ICC should put such kind of plans in other nations like germany, russia, USA.
4 Sep 08
As Crazysah has pointed out China is already an affliate nation and is beginning to climb up the cricket ladders. Gauging the immense potential of the Chinese market, now ICC has appointed Mr. Bindra as a full time personnel for development of cricket in China. Whether Mr. Bindra has time and energy to do the same is a completely different ball game. Cheers! Ram
1 Sep 08
Yes. China are already an associate member of the ICC if I remember correctly. The ICC stand for International Cricket Council for those of you that don't know. I remember either reading or watching a report on tv about India sending in coaches and people to help out the people in China learn Cricket. At the moment in China, they are playing on the artificial laid turfs in a small pitch/stadium. Apparently the Chinese Cricket Council or whatever it is called has said that it aims to be in the World Cup by 2015 which I think is a little bit too soon for the,. I will try and find some more information on Chinese Cricket and when I do I will definitely post it hre. I think China will do best at fielding. Right now there bowling really does suck and their batting isin't any good either. Only fielding is decent for them so that is where they will excel at first. Here is something interesting I just found; Japan upgraded to ICC associate member! Also China are an affiliate member of the ICC and have been ever since 2004. There are 60 affiliate members and 34 associate members. The top six associates are awarded ODI status (ODI stands for One Day International) until 2009. The top six are also awarded Twenty-Twenty status. Lastly, all associates are eligible to play in the ICC World Cricket League. All affiliates can also play in the ICC World Cricket League. Scotland top the Associate ODI Rankings table as of July 2007. A final word of China, I do not think they will even have a remote chance of qualifying for 2015. Maybe 2019! Just maybe! They need to be an associate member if they want to have any chance.