SportzPower (India) – JERUSALEM: The newly-elected Israel Cricket Association (ICA) President Joseph Tal, who was born in Mumbai, has sought the support of his native country to nurture the existing talent in the Middle Eastern nation, Press Trust of India reports.

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  • JERUSALEM: The newly-elected Israel Cricket Association (ICA) President Joseph Tal, who was born in Mumbai, has sought the support of his native country to nurture the existing talent in the Middle Eastern nation, Press Trust of India reports.
  • “There are lot of Indian origin youngsters playing for the Israeli national cricket team and also in the Israeli league.
  • Tal wants to change that and plans to start a programme which would bring cricket into schools and draw youngsters of diverse origin to the game.
  • “There have been experiments in the past when ICA tried to use cricket as a tool of bringing youngsters from all sorts of background together, in efforts to promote co-existence.
  • “Our new team at ICA would work to bring back cricket at schools, organising training programmes for youngsters and also lead some promotional activities, to popularise the game beyond a small section of population that shows interest in the game at the moment,” Tal added.

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