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How cricket brought a ray of hope in troubled times

May 22, 2021 16:11 IST | By Editorji News Desk

The asylum seekers in Bosnia who are struggling to make ends meet couldn't believe their eyes. The daily struggles were put aside for a game of cricket. Smiles returned to the faces who haven't had a moment to enjoy as they wait for asylum in the European Union. A Rome-based humanitarian group brought the donated cricket gear for refugees. Donations came from the U.K., Indian and Pakistani embassies in Rome. The idea of playing cricket came from the asylum seekers who come from Pakistan, Bangladesh & India. "Exactly as an Italian boy would ask for a football, to play some football, they said they were missing cricket," said a young migrant. Divided by nationalities, united by a sport we love - Cricket. 

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