For over the years US is the leading the world in term of sports. And for many years USA gets more Gold medals in Olympic games. Thats prove that how Americans love sports. American Football, Baseball, Ice hockey, Mixed martial arts, Tennis, Golf, Auto racing, Boxing, Soccer and Basketball are famous games in United States.
Since 1965 united states cricket as associate member of ICC US cricket couldn’t makes his place among popular sports. There were also a role of ICC to promote cricket in US. Finally ICC realized and starts investing in associate members. In 2017 USACA’s expelled following ICC’s concerns over cricket in US and starts financial support. Then new governing body comes in shape of USA Cricket. Current governing body lead by ICC is approaching their way regarding cricket in USA.
In recent years ICC took a wise step, where two test nations INDIA and WEST INDIES given opportunity to USA cricket to host bilateral T20I series is sounds good to promote cricket in country.
Year 2016 India and West indies played two T20I, series gets succeed to pull crowd to the stadium was a good message for cricket in usa. 2nd T20 were washed by rain where batting first West Indies bowled out on 143 in 20th over. In a reply India were 15-0 in 2 overs when rain comes in the way on their chase. match were then finished with no-results.
What a match witnessed by fans in first T20 where batting first West Indies put huge amount of total 245-6 in their 20 overs. Lewis and J charles were top scorers with 100&79.India were right behind the chase. That was one of the best thriller match in T20s history. India carry the chase till last ball, where Dhoni the finisher was campaigner. He nearly did it for india before T20 specialist Brave gets him out with his slower change of face. Kl Rahul busting 110 and Rohit quick 68 went in vains as India manage 244-4 in their 20 overs.
After a successful campaign in 2016, India and West indies are once again heading to US where they will face off for two opening T20s in lauderhill, florida.
Organizing these kind of short tours of big teams with a gap of few months consistently will definitely helps in promoting of cricket in USA. ICC is now well aware and done their best to promote the cricket not only in USA but all over the world as well.