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    Cricket in Iran

    Cricket was introduced into Iran in the 1920s and 1930s by the British who were working in the oil industry but it died a death when the Iranians took over the oil industry. It was reintroduced in the late 1990s by Iranians returning to live at home after receiving an overseas education.



    Iran joined the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) in 2003.

    The leading player and coach was Hossain Ali Saliman who was educated at Karachi university. Tehran has now four Clubs supported by ex-pats. However the clubs at Chah Bahar, Iranshahr, Zahedan and Mashhad are made up almost entirely of locals.



    Iran has been one of the beneficiaries of the globalization mantra that pervaded the cricket development ethos of the late 1990s. The administrators have subsequently taken advantage of their proximity to Pakistan to create a following for the game.

    Iran has, however, to paraphrase Churchill, been an enigma wrapped around a riddle inside a mystery, for much of their international cricket life since becoming members of the ACC and ICC.

    While cricket in Tehran itself remains largely an expatriate game, there is much activity in the southern Chabahar and Baluchistan regions of Iran. These regions border Pakistan and there is increasing evidence, as they develop commercially and welcome cross-border interaction, that cricket is attracting more and more local people.

    Cricket because of its body-covering uniform is seen as something that women can observe and participate in and women’s cricket is being increasingly encouraged. The majority of accredited umpires in Iran are currently women.

    At present the cricketers are made up of two distinct parts: the Tehran-based ones who have access to playing abroad and the cricketers of the regions bordering Pakistan who truly have learnt cricket the hard way. Their desire to play irrespective of all obstacles in their way, is humbling.

    The women’s team, along with the men’s and youth teams have shown considerable competitive spirit in their outings and once more discipline is added to their determination, along with better preparation, they will cause some upsets. There are eight provincial women’s teams in the country playing regular cricket.


    http://www.cover-point.com/post/IRAN...AM-ROONEY.aspx

    http://www.asiancricket.org/index.php/members/iran

    Last edited by HaMmy FinE LeG StriKeR; 16th November 2011 at 22:17.

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    Good info bhai, never know that Iran had a team


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    Wow, cool.
    Good luck to them!

    Can already see future Iranian fast bowlers.

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    PAK vs IRN bilateral series will be fun to watch


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    pakistan can help develop cricket in iran, its also good for foreign relations

    iran is pakistan's neighbour, so there can be an easy cultural exchange more because we can use our balochistan guys to transfer some cricket talents to iranian balochistan and then to tehran

    cricket is a wondeful game and can be easily spread to countries like afghanistan, ireland, iran, china, etc but ICC is so inept and corrupt that even getting so much money in cricket nowadays cricket level is just going down not up
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    good to the Persians are playing cricket

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    If they are not going to change their jersey color, batsmen might complain abt sight disturbance coz of their jersey

    And dudes should be very careful when they celebrate together.


    Always choose a lazy person to do a difficult job Because he will find an easy way to do it.

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    Nice, yet another green team uniform. Did golden, turqoise, and grey die?

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    well their under 16 team, has red uniform

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    good to see.
    I hope Pakistan start helping them

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    I bet they probably have better fast bowlers then India.

    Btw Nepal is a better team, they actually want to learn cricket, but ICC not helping them

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    ^
    everyone does

    though these days they have 2 good fast bowlers... but the operative phrase here is "these days."

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    First. They should change from the Green colour. Too many teams with Green!


    Second, the nation is too football crazy for cricket to have any significant impact but good step anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PakPrince View Post
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    everyone does

    though these days they have 2 good fast bowlers... but the operative phrase here is "these days."
    Mate, their bowlers are crap at bowling fast.


    But not crap at taking wickets..

    (see Mohali)

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    Iran vs HK would be a good contest.


    Sehwag and Steyn are the Best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saeedhk View Post
    Iran vs HK would be a good contest.
    Hong Kong are way ahead of them, It wouldn't even be a contest. Iran doesn't even play to ICC world cricket league.


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