The Russian Sports Ministry released a list of registered sports. This was the first step taken by the Government to make the sports federation eligible for the support from the Ministry. Surprisingly, cricket is not included in the list of sports. The official sports include footgolf, sports yoga, model plane flying, capoeira and darts. Cricket was not included in the list. This obviously did not go down well with the Indian fans ane they trolled the Sports Ministry.
The fans posted tweets about slamming the ministry and said that they do not have any knowledge of the game. The decision of the Russian Sports Ministry offended many fans. The reason for the same was that cricket is not played in many regions of Russia. Only the Indian students in the universities played the sport. The netizens took to social media to slam the Sports Ministry.
Check out a few tweets below:
I can’t understand what they have against a game of patience, honesty and fair-play.
— Amy Supranova (@AmySupranova) July 18, 2019
Point to be noted.
Russia does not have the knowledge about this game. They should first focus on understanding the game then take decision. Also i don't understand how can russia be part of icc council when they are not a cricket playing nation.
— Rajiv (@Rajka10) July 20, 2019
And India vs Pakistan comes into the play!
Yes. It is WAR. Ask India and Pakistan!!
— Dr. Uzma Razvi (@sane_indian) July 18, 2019
This netizen seems quite offended.
Who cares what those buggers think? 😏
— Sana Rahman(blue tick) (@SanaRah40_95) July 18, 2019
Kind of difficult to play it in Siberia which is where the team would be sent if they lost.
— Anindya Dutta (@Cric_Writer) July 18, 2019
“Cricket is popular mainly in the institutions where Indian students study, but they also introduce Russians to cricket. For example, there are 13 clubs in Tver, there are four teams in Voronezh. With the help of regional authorities, we plan open cricket schools in 48 regions of the country. While cricket is not recognized, it cannot be done, “said a member of the executive committee of the Moscow Cricket Sports Federation Alexander Sorokin.