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Chinese cricket on sticky wicket

Updated: 2013-12-26 08:17
By AFP ( China Daily)

Locals are finding it difficult to embrace one of the world's most popular sports, AFP reports.

White-clad Chinese cricketers roared as a homegrown bowler sent the bails flying in Beijing - to the unfamiliar clatter of leather on plastic.

The national universities' tournament, the country's top competition, was held on an astroturf baseball field in the capital, where the pitcher's mound had been removed, the stumps were made of plastic and the boundary marked out by orange discs.

Chinese cricket on sticky wicket