‘ICC Chuan Cheng Jing Shen’ - That was the chant of the finalists at the Chinese National Championships in Shenyang in August. The week of cricket culminated in finals of the men’s and women’s university competition with Shenyang Sport University winning both events.
In a year of ICC Centenary celebrations, few ‘Spirit of Cricket’ events have actually had the opportunity to be graced by the ICC Chief Executive’s presence but Haroon Lorgat and ICC Special Adviser Inderjit Singh Bindra were on hand to see China’s, coming as it did in the middle of their five-day tour of the country. They joined the winning Shenyang Men’s Team as it said ‘ICC Catch The Spirit’ in Mandarin.
|ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat presents the captain of the Shenyang Sport University Women’s Team Wang Meng with the 2009 China National Championship Trophy|
“While the skills of China still have some way to develop their can be no doubt that the enthusiasm for the game is already there after just a few years of activity. For a young cricketing country China have caught the spirit very well,” says ACC Development Manager Bandula Warnapura.
|ICC Special Adviser Inderjit Singh Bindra congratulates the captain of the Shenyang Sport University Men’s Team with the 2009 China National Championship Trophy|
Filed Aug 27th, 2009