USA April 4, 2008

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:

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

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  • Adam Scholem on April 8, 2008, 18:23 GMT

    The local authorities in Florida keep talking about an international fixture for their new park, but so far no one has heard from anyone else. I would take the announcement with a grain of salt.

  • Marcus on April 5, 2008, 9:10 GMT

    Does anyone know the details of the planned international game? Namely, who it will be between, and what format it'll be in?

  • raj on April 4, 2008, 23:49 GMT

    NY and USACA cricket should have done this 10 years ago. go to Kansas...There is an Aussie guy by name Fox. He has been promoting Cricket in school for over 5 years that too among American born kids.

  • Adam Scholem on April 8, 2008, 18:23 GMT

    The local authorities in Florida keep talking about an international fixture for their new park, but so far no one has heard from anyone else. I would take the announcement with a grain of salt.

  • Marcus on April 5, 2008, 9:10 GMT

    Does anyone know the details of the planned international game? Namely, who it will be between, and what format it'll be in?

  • raj on April 4, 2008, 23:49 GMT

    NY and USACA cricket should have done this 10 years ago. go to Kansas...There is an Aussie guy by name Fox. He has been promoting Cricket in school for over 5 years that too among American born kids.

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  • raj on April 4, 2008, 23:49 GMT

    NY and USACA cricket should have done this 10 years ago. go to Kansas...There is an Aussie guy by name Fox. He has been promoting Cricket in school for over 5 years that too among American born kids.

  • Marcus on April 5, 2008, 9:10 GMT

    Does anyone know the details of the planned international game? Namely, who it will be between, and what format it'll be in?

  • Adam Scholem on April 8, 2008, 18:23 GMT

    The local authorities in Florida keep talking about an international fixture for their new park, but so far no one has heard from anyone else. I would take the announcement with a grain of salt.