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Cricket in America

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Even on this side of the pond, the pomp and pageantry of Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubileeis making headlines. A slower creep of old Britannia has been grabbing the American imagination…and vocabulary…cricket. Cricket is the world’s second-most popular sport, and a staple in India, Pakistan, the Caribbean, and of course, the UK… America’s increasingly diverse population is making for cricket hotbeds in the colony that first rejected British rule. Liz Clarke is a sports writer with the Washington Post and author of the article “Cricket Starts to Make Noise in the US”


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