Cricket is revived in St. Petersburg.

    11 September 2013

On August 23, 2013 in St. Petersburg, at SKA Sports Palace stadium, the cricket match of  TWENTY20 format took place. The PAKISTAN-11 team and the multi-national team of Russian Business Council for Cooperation with Pakistan, competed in a friendly match.

Sergey Mikaelyan, the organizer of event, address a speech to participants.

 

The event was held with efforts of the Russian Business Council for cooperation with Pakistan, and personally Sergey Mikaelyan, director of St-Petersburg branch office of the Business Counsil. Sergey noted, that in late 19th-eatrly 20th century (before 1917 Bolshevik revolution), there were four cricket clubs resided in St. Petersburg, including the oldest Russian club – “Petrogradsky cricket and lawn tennis club”. Back then, cricket matches were held on a regular basis in St.Petersburg. Today Russia-Pakistan Business Council take the opportunity to revive and popularize this noble tradition.
DSC00954-2 Cricket match was under the TWENTY20 rules. Cricket match was under the TWENTY20 rules

Group photo of participants and guests of the event.