Cricket is the most famous game in African and Asian Countries. For many centuries it has been popular in the Indian Society. Cricket has incredible players from different corners of the world. Apart from African and Asian Counties “The game Cricket” is now getting popular in Sault Ste Marie due to the presence of International citizens coming from different parts of the world.
Sault Ste. Marie is now being honoured with Cricket and it not only includes the Asian and Africans residents but now Canadians are also showing their interest in Cricket. In Algoma University they have some teams which usually play in summer time. They also organize a summer cricket league every year.
“Neeta Marwah” the owner of the “Rasoi – The Indian Kitchen” is the famous name behind the popularity of cricket in Sault Ste. Marie. She started the cricket club 8 years ago with 10 people and now they have 3 teams in Sault Ste Marie. She and her husband started the cricket club because their son was eager to play.
The club play at John Rhodes in the summer time every Wednesday and Saturday evening and in the winter they play indoors at Northern Community Centre.
For the last 3 years the local team has been the Northern Ontario cricket champions.
And they don’t even have a proper pitch yet. They are currently trying to raise money for a pitch and to raise the profile of cricket in the city. They are visiting elementary schools to increase interest in the sport.
Some minimal charges apply to be a part of cricket group but they also provide some special discounts rates to the students so they can enjoy without paying extra fee.
Earlier they had community team, Essar team and student’s team but now they merged all the teams so they can know each other and increase the sportsmanship quality.
The cricket club is run by board members so they can make decisions for the growth of the game in the city. They are dedicated and trying to take cricket to the next level. You don’t have to now anything about the game they will help and instruct any one that wants to join.
The Cricket club is sponsoring three events in the coming months to raise the funds they need.
· The bottle drive is due May 26th
· Garage sale is in the month of June(date is to be announced)
· Bollywood night is on July 14th
As a community they need your support to establish Cricket in Sault Ste. Marie.
For more Information Contact-705-206-1632
This article was written by Pooja Sharma. An international student from Sault College
on placement at SaultOnline.