IBJNews

City to host USA Cricket championships in 2014

Back to TopCommentsE-mailPrintBookmark and Share

The USA Cricket Association announced Friday that its national men’s championships will be held in Indianapolis for three years beginning in 2014.

The announcement coincides with Mayor Greg Ballard’s cricket initiative, which dates back to 2009, and the $6 million Indianapolis World Sports Park, which is being designed on the far-east side for cricket, lacrosse and hurling, among other sports.

USA Cricket said that bringing the tournament to Indianapolis was a “direct result” of new leadership at the association, as well as a decision by the International Cricket Council to provide additional backing to help grow the sport within the United States.

“2013 has heralded a new positive direction for cricket in North America with opportunities for cricket to unite and realize its potential as a sport for all Americans,” USA Cricket CEO Darren Beazley said in a written statement.

IBJ reported Tuesday that USA Cricket hosted zero national tournaments in 2012 and also lost funding from the International Cricket Council because it violated governance rules, according to ESPNcricinfo.

Next year’s tournament in Indianapolis is set for late August and would be the first event played at the new park.
 

ADVERTISEMENT

  • Too Funny For Words
    The entire matter is much too funny for words.
  • Won't Hold My Breath
    Would love to applaud, but since USACA cancelled the 2012 tournament, and I believe 2013's,and has a history of failed leagues and teams, is fending off multiple lawsuits, and its financials are in arrears, I'm not yet in a cheering mood. I'm not so sure this announcement wasn't brought on due to the above mentioned red flags issued by me this past week. Are these tournaments verbal promises or were written contracts signed (in blood)? Still wondering why one of the several for profit sports complexes in Marion County wouldn't expand their playing fields to offer cricket if it's expected to be such a great money making venture. The city could have used the scarce budget dollars for public safety and the increased tax revenues from a prospering Marion County business would have helped add to our budget coffers.
  • Cricket
    This story is like something from "Weekend Update" on Saturday Nite Live. I just had to laugh...it's so sad. Did Tina Fey come up with this idea?
  • What About Emerson Ave?
    How much longer is it going to take to get the Emerson Ave gateway/thoroughfare started off of I70? The city got a grant for this and not one shovel of dirt has been turned yet they can rush through a cricket park that will probably have 10 people attend from out of town. How about something for the residents of the eastside who actually pay taxes instead of out of town guests.

Post a comment to this story

COMMENTS POLICY
We reserve the right to remove any post that we feel is obscene, profane, vulgar, racist, sexually explicit, abusive, or hateful.
 
You are legally responsible for what you post and your anonymity is not guaranteed.
 
Posts that insult, defame, threaten, harass or abuse other readers or people mentioned in IBJ editorial content are also subject to removal. Please respect the privacy of individuals and refrain from posting personal information.
 
No solicitations, spamming or advertisements are allowed. Readers may post links to other informational websites that are relevant to the topic at hand, but please do not link to objectionable material.
 
We may remove messages that are unrelated to the topic, encourage illegal activity, use all capital letters or are unreadable.
 

Messages that are flagged by readers as objectionable will be reviewed and may or may not be removed. Please do not flag a post simply because you disagree with it.

Sponsored by
ADVERTISEMENT

facebook - twitter on Facebook & Twitter

Follow on TwitterFollow IBJ on Facebook:
Follow on TwitterFollow IBJ's Tweets on these topics:
 
Subscribe to IBJ
  1. Only half a million TV Viewers? And thats an increase? I knew Indycar was struggling but I didn't know it was that bad. Hell, if NASCAR hits 5 Million viewers everyone starts freaking out saying its going down hill. It has a long way to before Indycar even hits NASCAR's bad days.

  2. IU has been talking that line for years with no real progress even with the last Dean, Dr. Brater. Why will an outsider, Dr. Hess, make a difference? With no proof of additional resources (cash in the bank), and a concrete plan to move an academic model that has been outdated for decades with a faculty complacent with tenure and inertia, I can count on IU to remain the same during the tenure of Dr. Hess. One ought to look to Purdue and Notre Dame for change and innovation. It is just too bad that both of those schools do not have their own medical school. Competition might wake up IU. My guess is, that even with those additions to our State, IU will remain in its own little world squandering our State's tax dollars. Why would any donor want to contribute to IU with its track record? What is its strategy to deal with the physician shortage for our State? New leadership will not be enough for us to expect any change.

  3. How do you think the Bridges got approved? I spent a couple days researching PAC's and individual contributions to some city council members during that time. My printouts were inches thick on the two I concentrated on. Finally gave up. Was disgusted with all the donations, and who they were from. Would have taken me days and days to compile a complete list. Tried to give it to the Star reporter, but he thought it was all just fine. (and apparently he was treated well himself) He ended up being laid off or fired though. And then of course, there was land donated to the dad's club, or city, as a partial payoff. All done in the shining example of "charity." No, none of these contributions are a coincidence.

  4. I agree what kind of help or if any will be there for Dr. Ley's patients. I was a patient myself.

  5. What about the hundreds of patients who sought this doctor for the right reasons, to quit drugs. what option do these patients now have, experience horrible withdrawl or return to heroin?? those are the choices. what about the children of these former addicts who's parent(s) WILL not b able to maintain their job, for @ least 2 weeks.. There needs to b an emergency clinic opened for these patients.

ADVERTISEMENT