November 30, 2008


New Jersey city makes offer to Indian board

Martin Williamson

The Indian board has received an offer of help from the unlikeliest of sources – a small city in New Jersey. Edison, whose population is about one third Indians and is home to five clubs, had offered land to the BCCI if it wants to build a cricket stadium.

Jun H Choi, the mayor, made the offer to BCCI vice president Rajeev Shukla, who was in New York as part of the official Indian delegation to the United Nations. A more formal proposal is now being drawn up. Choi is reported to believed that such a partnership would bring in considerable revenue and business.


Martin Williamson is executive editor of ESPNcricinfo and managing editor of ESPN Digital Media in Europe, the Middle East and Africa

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Posted by Pj on (March 13, 2009, 18:16 GMT)

I want to say that if we realy want globalised cricket. We must help now USA for our own help.

Posted by Pj on (March 13, 2009, 18:16 GMT)

I want to say that if we realy want globalised cricket. We must help now USA for our own help.

Posted by guru kusugal on (February 18, 2009, 11:00 GMT)

it's really nice move.....bcci must help out cricket can get going in this part of world.....

Posted by Gautham on (February 17, 2009, 16:45 GMT)

T20 world cup in 2011 must be held in USA. It will work wonders in the rise of the game. And there is no doubt that the tournament will be a bigger hit than any other previous tournaments.

Posted by Qaiser Mirza` on (February 11, 2009, 12:01 GMT)

I think it is a great offer which BCCI should accept and help for development of cricket in USA. I being a ex Ranji cricketer realise how much a seperate cricket groung helps in tapping talent among aspiring cricketers. I wish USA cricket my good wishes.

Posted by arif on (February 6, 2009, 1:41 GMT)

this isnt going to happen but i would like it to. anyway u guys are talking about pitches. my school: ALbany HIgh School in ALbnay, New YOrk cant even afford equipment for us. i emailed so many people. i emailed the BAngladesh cricket board and the USCA for bats. nobody replied

Posted by Nick Brown on (January 18, 2009, 20:23 GMT)

it is all good if it is done this needs to be done if the BCCI Wants to see cricket grow internationally the US is an important market to get into so improving their facilities would improve their cricket in general please go through with this idea

Posted by Hitesh on (December 31, 2008, 20:19 GMT)

I live about 45 minutes away from Edison here in Queens, NY. I would love for this proposal to go through as a lot of cricket fans here in the New York/New Jersey area have been wanting a cricket stadium. This is a perfect opportunity and will promote and strengthen the game here. Here in America there I play with a lot of talented cricketers, it's just we don't have the facilities. Please let this proposal go through, it would be very beneficial to cricket in this region

Posted by Jagu on (December 15, 2008, 6:37 GMT)

One day i would love to see USA playing at the international cricket world cup....

Posted by Steve Kalloo on (December 11, 2008, 16:02 GMT)

I have been Umpiring Cricket all my Years in America.Migrating from Trinidad in 1990.I think it's about time a Cricket Stadium is built in the New Jersey/ New York area. Presently we don't have proper playing facilities to encourage Internation Games.

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Martin Williamson
Executive editor Martin Williamson joined the Wisden website in its planning stages in 2001 after failing to make his millions in the internet boom when managing editor of Sportal. Before that he was in charge of Sky Sports Online and helped launch and run Sky News Online. With a preference for all things old (except his wife and children), he has recently confounded colleagues by displaying an uncharacteristic fondness for Twenty20 cricket. His enthusiasm for the game is sadly not matched by his ability, but he remains convinced that he might be a late developer and perseveres in the hope of an England call-up with his middle-order batting and non-spinning offbreaks. He is now managing editor of ESPN EMEA Digital Group as well as his Cricinfo responsibilities.

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