BANGALORE: The Indian Indoor Sports Foundation (IISF) has been working from its offices in JP Nagar, away from the spotlight, to promote a new cricket format - indoor cricket. This is the latest idea to follow test, one-day and 20-20 matches.
According to Milind Pujna, secretary trustee, indoor cricket is poised for certain growth. He says, “The World Indoor Cricket Federation (WICF), the global governing body for indoor cricket, is excited by the opportunities it sees in India. The Indian Indoor Sports Foundation (IISF), the national governing body accredited by the WICF to develop the sport in India, also sees immense potential in the idea.” Adds Ajay Naik, chairman of IISF, “While Indoor Cricket in India is not yet as popular as its outdoor alternative, it’s certainly gaining popularity.” “Since the affiliation of the IISF with the WICF in 2011, the Indian indoor cricket teams have participated in the Indoor Cricket World Cup, Johannesburg, South Africa in March 2011, hosted Sri Lanka in a Test series held in Bangalore, participated in a Tri-Nation series between Australia, Sri Lanka and India in Colombo in October 2013 and also participated in the over 30’s category at the Masters World Cup in Johannesburg, South Africa last year,” informs Naik.
“This year, our team is in Wellington, New Zealand, for the Indoor Cricket World Cup. The tour has been sponsored by LG Builders and Developers. They have come forward to help us in our activities and we hope to make indoor cricket an attractive proposition for youngsters,” he further adds. More details about the sport available at IISF, A-4, 1804, Elita Promenade, J P Nagar 7th phase, Puttenhalli.
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