From the department of gobsmacked:
Cricket was carried across the world by the British Empire, but never caught on in the United States, where it is most popular among immigrants from nations like India, Pakistan and Jamaica that were once ruled by Britain. Most of the city’s adult and high school players are immigrants from South Asia and the Caribbean, or their children.
Parks on the edges of the city — Van Cortlandt, Soundview and Ferry Point in the Bronx; Canarsie Beach in Brooklyn; and Baisley Pond in Queens — are filled with cricket players on summer weekends, their crisp white uniforms presenting a vivid contrast on the grass fields. Some 650 adults play in the city’s six leagues.