Cricket's spread to the south of Bhutan in recent months has led to the introduction of their first inter-school cricket tournament in Gelephu. The schools of Gelephu and Sarpang district will play between themselves on a freshly resurfaced ground, recently cleared. A square has been dug "and a mixture of red soil and clay" according to the BCCB's curators, has been compacted in preparation for the event. Adjoining nets have also been renovated.
Cricket enthusiasm in Bhutan's southern schools has increased greatly following the visit of ACC Development Officer Roger Binny last month on the back of concerted efforts by the BCCB to promote the game. Eight schools are expected to take part in the inaugural event at various age-groups and girls' teams are on the way
Filed May 10 2007