James Schneider of The Sun Chronicle wrote of Wrentham's Eagle Cricket Club's efforts to promote cricket in Massachusetts.
Cricket is the second most popular sport in the world, yet that's how
Americans think of it. Unlike soccer, this country makes no attempt to
learn the other world sport, no half-hearted attempt to pretend it even
The Eagle Cricket Club in Wrentham is trying to change that.
It might come as a surprise, but there are Cricket Clubs in the United
States - thousands of them in fact. But right now they're made up
almost entirely of immigrants.
"If we all retire the sport would
die (in America)," said ECC vice-president Ravi Rao. "The whole idea
for us is, 80 years from now, what should we do?"
Binit Shah, 11, of Medfield practices his fielding.
the years, most of (US) cricket has been expatriates, but we need to do
more than that, we need to go into these schools and get American-born
kids into cricket," said USA Cricket board member and Northeast
representative Tony Gilkes.
the ECC, which has been located in Wrentham since 2003, decided to do
something no cricket club in Massachusetts has ever done before: hold a
summer camp for kids.
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