Celebrating cricket’s century
|WIELDING THE UNIVERSAL WILLOW: The cricket bug seems to have bitten some young members of the monk body too.|
11 May, 2009 – Cricket is an emerging game in Bhutan, and its popularity is fast spreading. This was evident from the number of cricket fans, who gathered at the Cricket Carnival organised by Bhutan Cricket at Changlimithang stadium yesterday. About 600 students participated in the carnival, which was hosted by the Bhutan cricket council board (BCCB). As a member of the international cricket council (ICC), BCCB joined the 104-member body to commemorate a century of international cricket.
With the theme “Catch the Spirit,” the ICC’s centenary year of 2009 will be a global celebration, with events taking place around the world to reflect all that is great about the game.
National players with coaches conducted the event with cricketing games and taught students its fundamentals.
“I love the game and I want to become a national player one day,” said Tshering Tobgay, a Changangkha student.
“It’s really imposing to see a large number of enthusiastic youth and really encouraging for the cricket board,” said national coach, Damber Singh Gurung. Bhutan Cricket will be hosting a school tournament in May to celebrate 100 years of cricket.