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billyb

USA Cricket Stadium!
« on: November 21, 2020, 05:18:51 AM »

As a new resident of America, I've been following the launch of Minor League Cricket this year with interest, with Major League Cricket to launch in the next few years. I'm sure I would be nowhere near talented enough to play for Michigan, my current state (and one of the Minor League teams), but the fact that they are in a league with Texas seems like an insane amount of travel to me.

Texas, though, had some exciting news this week. A Minor League Baseball stadium in Grand Prarie, Texas (Dallas) is going to be converted into a cricket-only facility, which sounds pretty exciting! My company is headquartered in Dallas, but I don't see a transfer there in my future anytime soon, as tempting as it might be. Great news for American cricket though... I hope we can expect more stadiums in the near future! (Michigan, DC, or Boston would be AMAZING).
https://www.usacricket.org/media-release/major-league-cricket-signs-long-term-lease-to-develop-first-mlc-stadium-in-grand-prairie/
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Re: USA Cricket Stadium!
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2020, 11:44:27 AM »

Yes things are moving for USA cricket

They got the ODI status , Ali khan got selected in IPL, this new stadium news is exciting.

Still a long long way to go but there is some progress.
Earlier usa cricketers use to get 100-150$ per game , now they get a better salary.

It has to become mainstream - kids start playing cricket and big sponsors start looking at cricket with some interest.
I mean it's not even an emerging market yet.

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« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2020, 06:36:52 PM »

I hope we can expect more stadiums in the near future! (Michigan, DC, or Boston would be AMAZING).

I have been following this with great interest. I also followed the Minor League Cricket where I know a few players.

Growth of sponsored cricket has been steady and, actually, quite good. I am optimistic that we will have good, high level, professional cricket here in this decade. 

Also, if you look around, you will find some serious bat collectors as well. ;)
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Re: USA Cricket Stadium!
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2020, 07:16:58 PM »

The US has the advantage of the amount of money that Americans will pour into sports. Even a tiny fraction of a serious US investment could build a pretty serious competition.
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« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2020, 11:45:50 AM »

I think it's quite exciting! The amount of cricket that finds its way on to TV or the internet is interesting too. College Cricket games are all over the web.
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Re: USA Cricket Stadium!
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2020, 05:37:31 AM »

I hope all does go through as they plan and nothing disrupts it..
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« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2020, 01:22:57 PM »

I have seen quite a few international players playing in Dallas league. Anderson from New Zealand is also playing in Dallas. Najaf Shah and Rameez Raja junior also playing in our league here in Dallas.
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« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2020, 05:18:30 PM »

I have seen quite a few international players playing in Dallas league. Anderson from New Zealand is also playing in Dallas. Najaf Shah and Rameez Raja junior also playing in our league here in Dallas.

Corey Anderson? He lives in Dallas?

I thought you were in the Tri-state area.
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Re: USA Cricket Stadium!
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2020, 05:54:44 PM »

Corey Anderson? He lives in Dallas?

I thought you were in the Tri-state area.
Relocated 4 years ago buddy! I moved here for cricket. We have cricket 11 months in a year.

Yes Corey Anderson fianc is from Dallas.
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« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2020, 06:51:54 PM »

^ That's a lot of cricket. 4 months is enough for me. :D

Does Corey dominate the club scene or just uses club cricket as warm-up/practice for the "pro" circuit?
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« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2020, 07:32:37 PM »

I havent seen him play yet but we have so many games happening every week. It is extremely hard to follow up with every match. I have seen Yasir Hameed playing for a team recently. Yasir two younger brothers live in Dallas and play cricket here as well.
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Re: USA Cricket Stadium!
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2020, 12:51:02 AM »

I hope it goes through! It will be a great facility.

The College Cricket circuit seems to be a promising pipeline for American talent. I know Saurabh Netravalkar came through that system (though he had played India U19s before that), and he is now the American ODI Captain.
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« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2020, 01:22:53 AM »

^ Very cool!
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Re: USA Cricket Stadium!
« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2020, 06:47:09 AM »

I hope it goes through! It will be a great facility.


Win toss and bowl. Could do a bit early on
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