Karachi: The Florida city of Lauderhill, on Saturday, witnessed an astonishing run feast in a Twenty20 international game between India and the West Indies where West Indies, after scoring the staggering 245 runs, won by just one run. This outstanding match of the two-match series was witnessed by a packed house at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium, Lauderhill.
The mayor of the city, Richard J. Kaplan feels that it was a beginning of more international games in the USA soon. “We have high hope for more international cricket matches here in the future. This year may be the watershed year and next year be the continual sustaining year for many more to come”, Richard J. Kaplan told this correspondent from Lauderhill, Florida.
“I have already heard of several developing games throughout next year, at least one in the 1st quarter of 2017”, Kaplan added
The second game of the series between India and the West Indies ended without a result due to continuous rain in the second innings. The West Indies, while batting first, bundled out for 143 and in reply India only played two overs before the uninterrupted spell of rain.
The Lauderhill mayor further said that three parties – ICC, BCCI and WICB – got-together for these games and later he acted as a facilitator. He also vowed to continue as the ambassador of the game in future as well. “The ICC, BCCI and WICB came together during the CPL games and decided to put their games on. Lauderhill worked with the parties on permitting and other logistical matters, and the county and city worked together on whatever other local issues as needed”, Kaplan said
“I can stay involved by continuing to be a spokesman and Ambassador for the games. I will do what I need to when needed”, Kaplan concluded