South Korea's cricket switch

Cricket has emerged as a new sport in South Korea as baseball players enter a team at the Asian Games.

by

    Baseball is king in South Korea but cricket is now being looked upon as the new sport in town.

    Baseball players prove a hit in Twenty20 cricket as the country prepares to make its debut as the Asian Games hosts this month.

    The team – unlike other embryonic cricket nations built on second-generation immigrants from the subcontinent – is fully South Korean.

    What made them ready for international competition was the fact that all of them were baseball players. 

    Most of them had never played cricket until a year ago, but their baseball careers have helped them adapt - while their skill with chopsticks has been an unlikely aid to spin bowling. 

    Paul Rhys reports from Incheon.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Take a tour through East and West Jerusalem to see the difference in quality of life for Israelis and Palestinians.

    Stories from the sex trade

    Stories from the sex trade

    Dutch sex workers, pimps and johns share their stories.

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    As the stigma associated with being childless persists, some elderly women in India risk it all to become mothers.