CHAPTER III

New York Underground

My boys were just so happy that the city and New York and America recognized cricket as an organised sport, as something real. They were just thrilled to be playing.

New York has long been the epicentre of US cricket. It was here that the sport was kept alive in the mid to late Twentieth Century by generations of Caribbean immigrants, and it is also here where many of its most important new developments can be found. We meet the enthusiasts who are bringing cricket into schools and developing the game amongst New York youth, and dive into the thriving subculture that is cricket, NY style. Along the way we encounter characters that inspired an author to write a critically acclaimed, Presidentially-recommended novel, depicting this subculture with sincere affection..