THE HOME OF BHUTAN CRICKET

Nestled as it is in the heart of the Himalayas, for centuries none but the most intrepid made it through the steep mountain passes to reach proudly independent Bhutan. Archery being the national sport guaranteed the country considerable protection against invaders. But the Bhutanese were helpless before the onslaught of electromagnetic waves carrying television signals. Starting in 2001, Indian television started threading its way through the highlands and in its wake came an appreciation for movies, soap operas and cricket.

They even play in the winter months, braving intermittent sleet and snow. Administrators are currently trying to maximize playing opportunities by taking the game south towards the plains and the Indian border,  to take advantage of the land and climate more conducive to cricket than in Thimphu and plans to make use of a site in the region are advanced. Readmore

Ugyen Dorji, Head- Infrastructure & Facilities, Bhutan Cricket.

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