South Asian migrants stuck in Bosnia put aside worries, play cricket after receiving donation of equipment [Photos]
A number of teenagers and young men from an asylum seekers camp in Bosnia got together to enjoy a game of cricket, putting aside their struggles.
A number of teenagers and young men from an asylum seekers camp in Bosnia got together to enjoy a game of cricket, putting aside their struggles. AP
A Rome-based humanitarian group brought in donated cricket gear, making it possible for those at Blazuj camp in Bosnia's capital, Sarajevo, to relax and have fun. Besides Sarajevo, gear was also delivered to the central Bosnian town of Tuzla. AP
Thousands of people fleeing war and poverty in the Middle East, Africa or Asia have been stranded for months, if not years, in Bosnia while waiting for a chance to move toward Western Europe. AP
<a href="https://www.firstpost.com/firstcricket/sports-news/donation-of-cricket-gear-brings-joy-to-south-asian-migrants-stuck-in-bosnia-9645001.html">Andrea Costa</a>, president of the Baobab Experience association, revealed that they moved to Bosnia after collecting donations from the UK, Indian and Pakistani embassies in Rome and those countries' communities in Italy. AP
The idea behind playing cricket came from the asylum seekers themselves, says Costa. In particular, those who came from Pakistan, India or Bangladesh, had fondness and memories attached to cricket. AP
Costa said his organisation will do more towards the welfare of young migrants in Bosnia so they can “pass the day with the things that they like."AP