Cricket was officially recognized by the Russian Ministry of Sports
Cricket is currently one of the most popular sports in the world. That is why the International Cricket Council (ICC) has stepped in to include the 2026 Olympics. With many surprises, the Russian government recognized cricket as a state sport. Although he became a member of the ICC in 2012, cricket was not recognized in his home country. Cricket Russia is now focused on infrastructural facilities.
“It is an unbelievable landmark for Russian cricket,” he told the European Cricket Network. This choice may further our efforts to spread cricket in Russia.
It’s discovered that after England won the World Cup this past year, there was a proposition to recognize cricket in Russia. However, the thing didn’t proceed forward as a result of the debate of the Russian Ministry of Sports.
Meanwhile, according to the official site of the ICC, Russian cricket began in 1870 in the hands of the British. But following the Russian Revolution of 1917, the maturation of the sport has been shrouded. On the other hand, the end of cricket’s popularity across the world has begun blowing off in Russia again. The nation was also awarded associate membership of the ICC. After this, cricket gained fame in Russia.
— Cricket Russia (@CricketRussia) May 1, 2020
It’s said that the present president of Cricket Russia Ashwani Chopra has made a large contribution to this. He shaped the Russian Cricket Federation in 2013 and attempted to disperse cricket in the nation.