"shen shi yun dong" - the noble game

China recently had its first cricket development workshop and people have already started talking about them taking over the cricketing world by storm. The Asian Cricket Council has a report (I love that "cricket on the Great Wall of China" image) on this and so does the Forbes magazine.

“Never in my life have I seen any country’s children pick up the game so quickly. They had the basics of the game – hitting and throwing – within just five minutes.” - Rumesh Ratnayake, (former SriLankan cricketer) the Asian Cricket Council’s Development Officer for China.

From the sound of it, it doesn't seem too long before we get to see another chinaman being able to bowl a "chinaman" (I was dying to say that). Puss Achong, the carribbean cricketer of chinese origin, who played Test cricket in the 1930s was the first left-arm spinner to bowl wrist spin (Hence the name "chinaman") - hope to see one like that in my lifetime.

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