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Could France be a cricket nation?

With a population of 66 million and no dominant summer sport, France is being seen as a possible new cricket hotbed.

Last updated: 07 Apr 2014 15:42
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The World Twenty20 in Bangladesh has showcased the best national teams in the form of the game that is financing modern-day cricket.

But the International Cricket Council is looking far beyond the traditional powerhouses as it tries to safeguard its future.

With a population of 66 million and no mass-participation summer sport, France is being seen as fertile territory for developing a strong national team and fanbase. But will the French buy it?

Paul Rhys reports from Paris.

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