New York mayor Michael Bloomberg is on the pork barrel trail in the lead-up to the November 8 city elections.
Bloomberg kicked off a busy meet-the-people Saturday with a photo op at St Alban’s Park, Queens, which he announced would receive $1.5 million of city funding for the building of a dedicated cricket ground. It will only be the second specialist cricket venue in contemporary New York. Continue reading “It must be election time in the big apple”
The US papers are starting to catch wind of their nation’s latest cricketing debacle. Even if the Baltimore Sun chooses to package it all under a Jiminy pun. Continue reading “Cricket tournament to U.S. team: Bug off”
It’s a hundred years since Bart King, America’s greatest cricketer of all time, graced the playing fields of both his own country and of England as a world-class all-rounder. It was Sunday, August 6, 1905, that five thousand people watched a New York XI lose by fifty runs to the MCC in a two-day game at the Staten Island Cricket Club. American cricket has had its ups and downs since then, but yesterday brought one of its lowest moments. Continue reading “Bart King must be spinning in his grave today”
Sensational but not entirely unexpected news from the ICC (that’s International Cricket Council, not the International Criminal Court). The USA has been kicked out of the 2005 Inter-continental Cup, with the Cayman Islands taking their place in the Americas group. Continue reading “USA a failed state – ICC intervenes”
We’ve heard much over the years of Ted Hayes and his work in organising street kids into cricket teams in Los Angeles. NPR‘s (National Public Radio) News and Notes program on Thursday did a feature on Hayes’ latest project – the Dome Village of Compton, California – and its cricket team, the Compton Homies. Continue reading “Keeping it Cricket in the City of Compton”