India’s two T20 internationals series against the West Indies in Florida, USA is a first in the history of cricket. It is an experiment by the BCCI and certainly by the ICC. To strike a right chord with the locals in the country of NBA and MLS, the cricket superpowers in the ICC will have to show real intent. As of now, the series gives a sneak-peak into the market and its thirst for cricket’s super short version.
At least 15,000 tickets of the Central Broward Regional Park have been sold for each of the fixtures over the weekend. Flights to Miami are overbooked and so are the hotel rooms in and around Fort Lauderdale. Around 70,000 people live in Lauderhill but the town is expected to see a massive influx of cricket aficionados over the weekend. And they are traveling from all over the world. Read more