Cricket is Not a Sport, Says Russia; Gets Roasted by Die-Hard Indian Cricket Fans on Twitter

Dhairya Ingle

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.

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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:

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Point to be noted.

And India vs Pakistan comes into the play!

This netizen seems quite offended.

Geographical hindrances.

“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.