May 1, 2010

     Afghanistan and China will be star attractions in the 12-nation Asian Twenty20 Cup which starts in Dubai on November 22 in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou.
    
   Afghanistan surprised the world by finishing among the top six in the 2011 World Cup qualifying tournament to gain one-day international status earlier this year ,Afghanistan also made an impressive start to their World Twenty20 campaign, beating Ireland by five wickets in a warm-up match in Guyana on Wednesday.Afghanistan is to begin their campaign against India in T20 worldcup today,while China will be making their debut in an Asian Twenty20 event.
   
       China took part in the 2009 ACC Trophy Challenge, their first appearance in a representative tournament. The Chinese lost all of their group matches, including against the Maldives where they lost by 315 runs. In the seventh place playoff China recorded their first ever international win when they beat Myanmar by 118 runs.
         China took part in the 2009 ACC Twenty20 Cup in the United Arab Emirates. The team lost their first game against Afghanistan by 9 wickets after being bowled out for just 37. China lost all five of their groups games by wide margins, including a record low total and record margin of defeat in a representative Twenty20 match when they lost to the United Arab Emirates by 209 runs after conceding 236 runs during the UAE's innings and then in reply were bowled out for 27 runs, with 15 of those runs coming in extras. They lost to Bahrain in the eleventh place playoff, thus finishing the tournament in twelfth and last place.
China will participate in the 2010 Asian Games where, as host, it will play against Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Oman, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the United Arab Emirates.
     Eventhough china is new to cricket ,Javed Miandad, the former Pakistan batsman, has said cricket has tremendous potential to grow in China, having observed how the youngsters have taken to the game following a visit to the country as a Pakistan cricket ambassador.Now the Chinese side is preparing with help from PCB.Miandad wants Pakistan cricket board to develop infrastructure in China and provide technical assistance, free equipment and coaching to the Chinese players.

  Even  ICC sees China as the next big market for cricket and regularly sends coaches and officials there to promote the sport.
  Now China is a top Sporting nation with huge success in Olympics and other international sporting events,so dont get surprised to see China as a top Cricketing Nation within few years.


Watchout for todays INDIA vs AFGANISTAN MATCH

4 comments :

Nishant Singh said...

had no clue china was playing cricket..... soon enough they will start beating India at their game as well!!

rahul said...

india cricket team not to go for asian games ....bad

hariss said...

i want to play cricket in china cricket team. i m 19 years old i request to china cricket board to give me a chance to play in china cricket team my email address is sweet_zaid_99@yahoo.com

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