ECNU Cricket Club Aims to Widen Cricket Participation Among Chinese Youth
ECNU (East China Normal University) Cricket Club claims to be the first cricket club in China officially started on 10 March 2017.
Originated in England, “Cricket” gradually spread to every corner of the world and became one of the most popular sports in the world especially in South Asia. In the recent years, players from Australia, England, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, Pakistan and other countries have achieved good results in world cricket.
In China, most Chinese people are not familiar with cricket, some even never heard of it. In order to let more Chinese people understand and participate in this sport, Bangladeshi students (Rahman Habibur and his brother) have founded the Cricket Club at East China Normal University. Since its start in March 2017 until now, it has attracted a lot of cricket players from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal as well as Chinese students.
During each match, a large number of Chinese audience came to the stadium/playground to cheer the players. Even the teachers have joined our team, encouraged and supported the players! Here, Rahman Habibur wants to say to the teachers, club members & audience “Thank you very much for your help & kind cooperation.”
Club Mission & Vision/Goals:
- Help students from different countries learn more about international cricket, as well as the culture of China and Bangladesh.
- Organize events with other communities to reach more people to learn about cricket world.
- Helping teammates and friends solve all the difficulties and problems in College life.
- Engage Chinese students to learn more about cricket.
- Contribute to the friendship and development between China and Bangladesh.
中国板球社团（ECNU Cricket Club）
华东师范大学 ECNU Cricket Club在中国第一个板球社团。大部分中国人对于板球这一项运动并不熟悉，甚至并不知道这一项运动。实际上，板球早就在世界上流行起来，并广为人知，成为世界上最流行的运动之一。板球起源于英国，并逐渐向世界各个角落扩散。目前，澳大利亚，印度，孟加拉国，巴基斯坦等国家的运动员在赛季上都取得了不错的成绩。
为了让更多中国人了解并参与到这一项运动中，孟加拉国的留学生（哈布尔，Rahman Habibur和他哥哥商量之后）在华东师范大学开创了中国板球社团。自2017年3月开创以来，已经吸引了很多的板球运动员，如孟加拉国，巴基斯坦，尼泊尔等国家的留学生和中国的学生。每到赛季，都有大批中国观众来到赛场，给运动员们加油助威，就连老师也加入了我们的队伍，给运动员们鼓励和支持！在此，Rahman Habibur想对老师们说“非常感谢我们热爱运动的老师们。”
Rahman Habibur( Habib)
ECNU Cricket Club Founder
学校：华东师范大学（East China Normal University，ECNU）
Report by: SARKAR MD ALAMIN
Shanghai University of Finance & Economics（沈柯，上财大）