Australia Women’s Cricket Player Meg Lanning Promote Cricket In China :- Meg Lanning, captain of the Australian women’s cricket team that lost to the West Indies in the ICC World T20 Championship, is off to China to train the China’s cricket team in Shanghai.China did not qualify for the recent ICC Women’s T20 world Championship 2016 which is held in India. China is considered a rising cricket-playing nation. China narrowly missed out to qualify for the T20 world cup 2016. China have a realistic chance to qualify for the Women’s T20 in 2018 and 2020.
Meg Lanning’s visit is a part of a joint Cricket Australia and International Cricket Council delegation to the April Australia Week in China, a Cricket Australia media release said on Monday.
Meg Lanning will join the Chinese national women’s cricket team training camp in Shanghai and take part in a cricket clinic for Shanghai students, and attend the Australia Week in China gala lunch which is hosted by the Australian Government.
There are currently 80,000 cricket participants in China and approximately half of whom are female. Women of China is showing interest in cricket. They are very enthusiastic and very optimistic for the cricket.
In Shanghai, cricket is played in 18 of the city’s 40 universities where Meg Lanning will assist the China’s national women cricket team to train them in training camp.
Lanning said that I am looking forward to visiting China and seeing the development of cricket there. We have seen how quickly women’s cricket has grown across all over the world and in particular Australia. Meg Lanning is very exciting to know the game of cricket is growing in China.
She also added that I am very eager to face the China’s Women cricket team at T20 World Cup in 2018 and 2020, which is very boostive for the women cricket team in china. Meg Lanning is going to visit the China from 13 April 2016 to 17 April 2016.
ICC’s Head of Global Development Tim Anderson will also accompany Meg Lanning on the trip. He said that China is one of the ICC’s target markets in our vision to make the cricket world’s favourite and best sport. In particular, we see the development of women’s cricket and the engagement of government as two important elements to cricket’s growth in China.