New York schools swap baseball for cricket
An excellent piece in today's Daily Telegraph highlights the growing interest of cricket among schoolchildren in New York:
Impressed by numbers of white-clad young players in the city's parks at weekends, New York's Department of Education has set up a league, with about 600 state secondary school students playing. Announcing its decision, the department said New York was the first and only state school system in America to offer competitive cricket.
Will Luke is assistant editor of ESPNcricinfo