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Korea to host Japan in cricket test for 17th Asian Games


02 Jun 2014
Incheon, Korea: With 36 sports on the programme for the 17th Asian Games and 49 competition venues, a series of high-profile test events are proving invaluable for the organisers in their attempts to host a smooth and successful Asiad. The test events completed so far include the 4th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games Incheon 2013, the 43rd National Junior Sports Festival featuring 30 sports and national or international competitions in boxing, gymnastics, karate and tennis.

The latest test event was the Korea-Kuwait football friendly at the new Asiad Main Stadium on Sunday, June 1, and a further 17 events are planned in the new competition venues in the countdown to the 17th Asian Games, which will run from September 19 to October 4, 2014.

Of the 49 competition venues that will be used to host the 36 sports and 439 events, 23 of the venues are new, 16 of which have been completed.

The 17 sports that will be involved in test events include shooting, equestrian, athletics, cycling and sailing.

Another highlight will be the international invitational cricket match between Korea and Japan at the new Yeonhui Cricket Ground, in the shadow of the Asiad Main Stadium, on August 23. Cricket will be played in the 20-20 format and proved to be a big hit in Guangzhou 2010.
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