‘Drunken hooligans’: America’s cricket fears

Plans for major cricket stadiums have met some fierce resistance. When New York City proposed that Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx house a temporary 34,000-seat World Cup cricket stadium, a state representative opposed it, saying: “No. N-O. In caps, underlined, boldfaced, italicised. No.” A stadium was found on Long Island.

In Sacramento, plans for a smaller cricket ground didn’t sit well with resident Jennifer Chawla, who launched a petition. Explaining her visions of damaged cars and injured residents, she told The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) that “this is a flying ball that’s hit by a bat”. The ground went ahead anyway.

Source: ‘Drunken hooligans’: America’s cricket fears | The Week

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