Cricket in Brooklyn

"A game of cricket in New York requires more than a squared bat, white clothes and the patience of a saint.

To play its season opener, Stars United also needed a pitchfork, a rake, a roller and five hours' labor in the hot sun at Marine Park in Brooklyn. Its opening game the previous week was canceled because of uneven dirt on the elongated rectangle where the red leather ball is bounced toward the batsman..."

This is an extract from an excellent article about cricket in the USA (yes, it is getting more popular) which appeared in yesterday's New York Times. Read the full article here.