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.

    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.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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