Victor Sukhotin, a right arm off spin bowler and has played 6 games for Russian National Cricket team. He is also an Official Scorer of Russian National Cricket Team. Victor is leading Oka Cricket Club from Moscow Oblast which is a member of Cricket Russia.
1. Tell us about you?
Full Name: Victor A. Sukhotin
Date of Birth: 09 may 1977
Playing Role: Bowler
Batting Style: Left-hand
Bowling Style:Right arm off-spin
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2. At Present: Are you a Coach? A cricket player? A cricket related business? A club Owner? A cricket Fan? Mention your work profile (if anything else)
I play cricket for my club and Cricket Russia team, I'm also an official Russian National Cricket Team scorer. I'm also a captain of Oka CC from Moscow Oblast, a member of Cricket Russia and a big cricket fan.
3. Are you playing cricket currently? If Yes - Since how long are you playing cricket? What level of cricket have you played so far in your country?
I am. I'm playing organized cricket for two years, before that playing occasional friendly games since 1990. In my country I'm participating in both T20 Cup and 1-day National Challenge Cup and I have been played 6 games for Russian National Team
4. Do you play for any club or a team? Mention their names? When was it founded? Where are you working currently?
I currently play for Oka CC from Moscow Oblast (founded last year by me and a group of Russian Rugby Union players) and Cricket Russia invitational (exists since 2005). Currently i work as a columnist in Russian "Top Secret" newspaper
5. Where do you and your team see yourself in coming 5 years? Where do you want to focus in order to improve your cricket?
Well, in 5 years we see Oka CC playing in both local and European club tournaments and getting a good coach and establishing youth XI. For Cricket Russia I think, the goal is to win every game we play, to finally get some ranking in the WCL.
6. Do your club/association have any website or Facebook page? Mention their links.
CRICKET RUSSIA - Cricket Russia facebook page
7. Any recent achievements/activities that you had. (It could be organizing a small camp, or just playing a match or organizing a cricket camp or playing a tournament series) Do mention the date.
Well, we got a new Indoor beach cricket ground in Moscow opened in December 2014, where we can finally practice all year (as you may know, climate is a very serious issue in our country). This year we participated in CCC in Romania in July and Cricket Russia team was a guest participant in GPL 2014 a year ago.
8. Would you like to come to India for a tournament or a coaching camp? Or do you want to travel any other country (if Yes, please mention the name)?
Well, we'd love to come to India.
To other cricketing countries too (the country doesn't matter so far there's good cricket and nice facilities and a friendly atmosphere.
9. What are the challenges you are facing in your country's cricket? If any, how do you feel to overcome those challenges
Well, Cricket is still virtually unknown in Russia and we are trying to bring the game into Russia and Russia into game by all means we can.
10. One thing that you instantly need that would boost the involvement of people in your country's cricket?
11. Name any 3 active Cricket Clubs from your locality, Country. Also mention the name and email id of these 3 clubs
Our Oka CC, New Power CC and Moskwitch CC.
12. Would you like to nominate any club from your country for a free website from Global Cricket Community? If Yes, Why?
Maybe New Power CC, because currently, they are the strongest team in Russia.
13. Tell in brief (One paragraph). Which country are you supporting this World Cup? And Why?
New Zealand. They are one of the hosts this year. Besides, there are many cultural similarities between our countries, and There are many Russians living in NZ (and virtually no New Zealanders living here in Russia). So, among ethnic Russians this is one of the most popular teams (others being Australia, England, India, Ireland and West Indies). Personally I like very much how this team is playing so far and I'm a huge fan of Brandon McCallum.