Israeli Cricketer Receives ICC Call-Up

Israel will have its first ever cricketer present at an International Cricket Council (ICC) Academy following the call-up of Solomon Varsulkar.

The 20-year-old spinner was one of 14 participants who received a call-up for the ICC European Cricket Academy 2008, which will see him embark on a programme of five days of practice, plus three matches against a variety of opposition, including an U-19 state side, at the Global Academy in India.

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Varsulkar was selected as a result of phenomenal bowling performances for his country, including overall figures of 15-120 and 11-60 at the 2005 and 2007 ICC European U/19 Championships.

Speaking on the opportunity hes been presented with, Solomon said: I know that there is still so much I need to learn about spin bowling and where better to learn than in India? Having lived in Israel since I was a small child it would be a dream to go back to my roots and play on famous grounds in Mumbai.

ICC Regional Development Officer Philip Hudson said: All of these young cricketers have the potential to play for their national teams in the near future and with many of our Associate and Affiliate sides participating more frequently on the international stage, it is essential that they learn to play on different types of surfaces. Bookmark and Share