Sunday, May 8, 2016

Indonesia cricket squad set sights on SEA Games gold

Indonesia has set the target of winning gold in cricket at next year’s 29th SEA Games Kuala Lumpur 2017, scheduled from 19th to 31st August.

And towards ensuring the lure of gold is even brighter, the Indonesian Cricket Association (PCI) has already put the wheels in motion by sending their athletes to India for selection and friendly matches.

"Our athletes have gone to India and also several countries in the region and they have shown a lot of promise. It is for this reason that we are confident that we can win the gold medal at the SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur in 2017,” said Abhiram Singh Yadav, deputy president of PCI. PCI was only formed in 2011.

"There are currently 22 athletes in training and this number will be trimmed down to 14 later this year. This will form the core of the team which we will compete in several competitions later in the year.

"Malaysia as hosts will be the biggest threat while Singapore and Thailand are also considered the front runners in the men’s competition. For the women, Thailand will be a challenge,” he said, At the SEA Games next year, the three events which will be contested are the Men’s 50 over and also T20 formats for men and women.

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