The International Cricket Council (ICC), over the last few years, has been trying to globalize cricket. At the moment, the sport is famous only in some of the prominent countries like India, Pakistan, Australia, England, Bangladesh among a few others. The global cricketing body has also given the international status to as many as 85 nations in T20s in order to make the sport popular.
Italy, where Football is extremely popular, is witnessing the cricketing roots growing in the country. The interest regarding Cricket is developing slowly but steadily and there current steady 26th rank in the latest ICC T20I rankings also proves the same. When it comes to increasing the interest of the sport among the people, one has to target the current generation.
This is exactly what the Italian National Olympic Committee did on Sunday, September 29. It was founded back in 1914 and is responsible for the development and management of sports activity in Italy. The committee organised Kids cricket event on Sunday which led to many upcoming generation children taking up the bat for the first time in their lives.
Italian Cricket TV shared the pictures of the same where some of the kids were enthused while playing the sport. Certainly, the event could be deemed successful and the committee must have managed to take one step forward in terms of making the kids aware of cricket as a sport.
About Italian cricket
Italy national cricket team has been an associate member of the ICC since 1995 and gained international status in the T20 format in April 2018 after the ICC’s decision to grant the same to all its members. Italy played its first-ever T20 International against Germany in May earlier this year and won the two-match series by 2-0.
Their run so far has been decent having defeated the likes of Norway, Guernsey, and Germany in the ICC World Cup qualifiers. However, losses against Jersey and Denmark hurt them. Having said that, with the attempts being made to make cricket popular, the future looks bright for Italy.
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