Spread­ing the joy of cricket in Kyiv

Kyiv Post - - National -

In In­dia, cricket is prac­ti­cally a re­li­gion. In Ukraine, how­ever, it still has a long way to go to gain recog­ni­tion. But Indian diplo­mats and ex­pats hope to one day make this sport just as pop­u­lar among Ukraini­ans, too. And that’s why they turned out to sup­port Ukraine’s Cham­pi­ons Tro­phy 2017 cricket tour­na­ment, which took place at the sports ground of Kyiv’s Na­tional Avi­a­tion Uni­ver­sity on Sept. 3. Six teams par­tic­i­pated in the tour­na­ment, or­ga­nized by Hardeep Singh, the pres­i­dent of the Ukrainian Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion. Bob Trade Sports Club Kharkiv won the tour­na­ment, beat­ing Kyiv Cricket Club in the fi­nal. Bob Trade Sports Club Kharkiv’s play­ers are seen above, hold­ing aloft the tour­na­ment tro­phy. (Oleg Pe­tra­siuk)

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