Indonesia have set the target of winning gold in cricket at next year’s SEA Games which Malaysia will host in August.
And towards ensuring the lure of gold is even brighter, the Indonesian Cricket Association (PP PCI) have already put the wheels in motion by sending their athletes to India for selection and friendly matches.
“Our athletes have gone to India and also several countries in the region and they have shown a lot of promise. And it is for this reason that we are confident that we can win the gold medal at the SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur in 2017,” said Abhiram Singh Yadav, deputy president of PP PCI.
“There are currently 22 athletes in training and where this number will be trimmed down to 14 later this year. This will form the core of the team which we will mould for several competitions later.
“Malaysia as hosts will be the biggest threat although Singapore and Thailand will also give us a good run in the men’s competition. For the women, Thailand will be a challenge.”