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Good Sports: New York Recognizes Cricket’s Importance

Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai Email Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai
January 2022
Good Sports: New York Recognizes Cricket’s Importance

According to Smithsonian magazine, the first public report of a cricket match in North America was in 1751, when two New York newspapers carried articles about a match between a London team and one from New York City.

It’s perhaps fitting then that New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed legislation last month that recognizes cricket as an important part of the social and cultural fabric of New York state, and expands the state’s capacity to officially promote the sport.

“As one of the most popular sports in the world, cricket represents a major opportunity for New York State—culturally, socially, and economically,” said Senator Kevin Thomas (D-Levittown), the first Indian American to serve in the New York State Legislature, who co-sponsored the legislation. “In fact, I believe that New York has a unique opportunity to become the official Cricket Capital of the USA.”


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Compiled and partly written by Indian humorist MELVIN DURAI, author of the novel Bala Takes the Plunge.

[Comments? Contributions? We would love to hear from you about Chai Time. If you have contributions, please email us at melvin@melvindurai.com. We welcome jokes, quotes, online clips, and more.]



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