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Sunday April 06 2008

Yes, says the local paper:

Cricket, which its fans say is the world’s second most popular sport, is played by millions of people around the globe. But it is pursued seriously by probably fewer than 1,000 people in New York City, where the game is played in relative obscurity, its matches confined to the corners of the city.

Yet New York has long been among the centers of cricketing in the nation, holding the national championships as recently as 2006.

On Wednesday, the Department of Education inaugurated cricket as its newest league sport, with about 600 high school students playing on 14 teams during a 12-game season. The first matches, held in Queens, featured teams fro John Adams, Richmond Hill, Aviation and Newcomers High Schools.

Amazing.

The Department of Education said New York is the only public school system in the nation to offer competitive cricket.

That’s not so amazing.  I’m guessing it’s all those Indians, and West Indians, and Pakistanis, especially the Indians.  New York, city of immigrants, and immigrant games.

But, the New York Times article says that cricket never caught on in the USA.  No so.