CHAPTER VII

Kaleidoscopic Vision

Upon the field of play, in locker rooms, behind the closed doors of committees, deep schisms exist within US cricket.

In this chapter we examine the difficulties that US cricket faces in establishing a truly American identity. We discover how the boom in cricket in much of the country is being driven by Asian immigration and travel to New York where teams, even whole leagues, are run along ethnically distinct lines. This divide between the West Indian and Asian cricketing communities is the great fault line that runs through the US game (not to mention its great unmentionable.) The governing body USACA has traditionally been run by Caribbean expats but what upheavals will occur when they find themselves outnumbered by a new tech-savvy generation of South Asian Americans? We consider the impact this will have on the future administration of the game.