CHAPTER VI

From Chads To Champs

Someday Lauderhill is going to be known as the cricket capital of the United States

We travel down to Florida, more specifically to Broward County, the scene of the infamous electoral controversy of 2000, and witness a remarkable project come to fruition. The story of the construction of the first purpose built cricket stadium in the US illustrates that when US citizens with no previous exposure to the game catch the bug then remarkable things can and do happen. We meet a Mayor and his team implementing policy voted upon and paid for by the local voters. The lessons to be learnt from this community driven project are both profound and far-reaching.