Cricket makes a comeback in China at Asian Games

When China hosted the Beijing Olympics two years ago, its efforts to master sports not traditionally played by Chinese athletes paid off with a haul of medals for the host nation.

On Friday in the city of Guangzhou in southern China, another major sporting event kicks off - the 16th annual Asian Games.

Making its debut at the games is cricket - a sport that used to be played in China many years ago only by foreigners, but which is now enjoying a revival.

Chris Hogg reports.

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