Bulgaria host a series of cricket events
Wed, Oct 10, 2012 2:59 PM
Bulgaria Cricket Federation (BCF) have held a number of events over the past few weeks showcasing cricket in country, ICC’s Rick Hastie travelled to Bulgaria to attend the European Twenty20 Tournament.
Hosted in Sofia by the Bulgarian Cricket Federation between 8-15 September 2012, the teams of Macedonia, Russia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Hungary and Wales travelled to the capital to join Bulgaria at the European Twenty20 tournament. It was an extremely successful tournament which brought competition together from eastern Europe and which the players learnt a lot.
During the tournament the BCF’s Saif Rahman organised a charity visit to the Medical Centre to introduce all the competition nations to table cricket and showcase the wonderful work Bulgaria has been doing with disability cricket. There was also a demonstration of blind cricket in the field; the reaction from the players was that it was an eye-opening and an educating experience to see the power cricket can have.
The New Victoria Cricket Team have also played friendly matches against the Bulgarian junior and senior national teams and the British Embassy team. The Hellas junior team also travelled to Sofia for a tour, where they played friendly matches, visited and trained at the junior national school team.