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Ajfar
January 21, 2010, 09:45 PM
It is possibly the remotest cricket outpost in the world, and its national team is set to travel by ship to take the field for the first time.

St. Helena, with a population of 4000, is located about midway between Africa and South America. It boasts of a ten-team league, but no airport, and plans to send a squad to a Twenty20 tournament in Montserrat later this year.

When St. Helena’s officials attended the ICC Centenary Ball in London last year, they got there by the most direct route, a two-week South Atlantic voyage aboard the RMS St. Helena which stops in Tenerife.

http://blogs.cricinfo.com/btw/archives/2010/01/a_cricketplayin.php

travel for 2 weeks??? how insane is that.