The Bhutanese Cricket Association (BCA), which
won affiliate membership of the International Cricket Council
(ICC) in 2001, hopes to improve the standards and attract young
players to the game.
Bhutan's players do not have proper cricket grounds and make
do with pitches made of mat, which can be rolled out and used
on any ground. These `matting wickets' are widely used for club
matches on the sub-continent.
A two-day camp was conducted in the capital
of this tiny Buddhist kingdom by former Sri Lankan Test player
Roshan Mahanama and cricket administrator Jayantha Paranatala.
there are over 7 local teams that compete in various tournaments
in Thimphu. While the BCA assists in the providing of equipments,
the funding of the teams are managed by the teams themselves.