Barcelona set to have its first cricket floor, courtesy younger ladies from India and Pakistan

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Barcelona not too long ago put in a proposal for a €30m sports activities amenities package deal to vote.

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Melbourne Cricket Floor. (Picture Supply: Twitter)

It’s not widespread to speak about Barcelona and cricket in the identical sentence as it’s no shock that Barcelona is a football-mad metropolis. Folks have hardly heard about Barcelona planning to enter the sport of cricket as many voters over there are international to the game. 

Nonetheless, in a shocking flip of occasions, Barcelona can be constructing a cricket stadium. The cricket stadium is the considered a gaggle of younger Indian and Pakistani ladies who’ve been taking part in the game for fairly a while now. The group has now demanded a correct place with a cricket pitch and different tools the place they will play in actual and develop their expertise.

Barcelona not too long ago put in a proposal for a €30m sports activities amenities package deal to vote. A lot to the disbelief of authorities, out of 822 tasks, the Catalan capital selected a cricket floor. The 20-year-old Hifsa Butt, who’s the eldest member of the group, walked by way of the story behind the considered exploring the gents’s recreation.

Hifsa revealed that the need of taking part in cricket fashioned three years again when their fitness center instructor in her secondary faculty began a cricket membership after faculty hours. The identical was adopted by Hifsa’s father instructing them in regards to the fundamentals of the sport.

We’re from Pakistan and India, nations that find out about cricket: Hifsa Butt

“All of it started three years in the past in secondary faculty when the fitness center instructor stated: ‘Proper, we’re going to start out a cricket membership out of faculty hours. Who’s up for it?… He (her father) taught us rather a lot about the way to play after which we bought began on our personal account,” Butt informed The Guardian.

As the ladies began liking taking part in the game, they carried out an indoor cricket league and performed at a baseball floor on Montjuïc as their makeshift cricket subject. Nonetheless, all of the younger women now desire a correct area to play with an actual pitch.

“We need to play correct cricket, with 11 gamers, with a hardball and never a tennis ball like we use indoors. So now we want a correct cricket pitch with actual, not artificial, grass. We’re from Pakistan and India, nations that find out about cricket, however we additionally need to unfold the information in regards to the recreation in Spain,” she signed off.

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