Cricket in America

Did you know that the first ever international cricket match was held in the United States? The event occurred in September 1844, between teams from America and Canada at Bloomingdale Park in Manhattan.

Popularity of the sport dipped in the late 19th and early 20th century, with baseball taking over as America’s favorite summer sport, but it has since gained a steady rise in followers and participants. Around 35,000 people currently play cricket in the U.S., and the country was admitted to the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 1965.

Read more here about the rise of cricket in America and the U.S. cricketers making a name in the sport. Also you may be interested in hearing what a former U.S. Ambassador Raymond Seitz (1991-1994 ) had to say  on Cricket and baseball (MP3 audio, 13:30 mins)