Azad said he came up with the idea to approach the village about a cricket field because they were struggling to find room to play pickup games in already busy local parks. "One night we were driving around for an hour and a half and couldn't find anything," Mishra said.
They approached the Park Board on June 16. The board gave the go ahead for park staff to find space. Funding would come from park development dollars.
Park director Rex Mehlberg supports the idea. He said he isn't aware of any other cricket fields in the area.
"I think it's great that they want to do this," he said. "And I think it'll be good for the greater community, too."
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Courtesy Greenbay Press Gazette: Ayyappan Purushothaman, a native of India who lives in Ashwaubenon, is all smiles as he plays a game of cricket Wednesday in Ashwaubenon.