CHAPTER V

Dreamers and Schemers

With dollar signs in their eyes the modern day hucksters make calls, send emails, create websites ... and see their dreams disintegrate.

It has long been assumed that at the end of US cricket’s rainbow there lies a pot of gold. Over the past decade the sport has attracted a number of individuals who have taken it upon themselves to promote the sport via ambitious, often hare-brained schemes. These have ranged from attempts to kickstart professional leagues to plans to construct stadiums from scratch. In this chapter we meet these Walter Mitty-like figures, hear about their dreams and consider whether any of their ideas stand a chance of transforming US cricket..