Wicket?s aplenty in suburban Chicago! Globalizations impact is easy to see these days. Bolingbrook, Illinois, a relatively new, fast growing Chicago suburb of 56 thousand people located southwest of Lake Michigan. On a recent Sunday, the town played host to a Cricket exhibition between teams representing India and Pakistan. . An estimated crowd of 1,500 fans gathered Indian Chase Meadows Park, to watch a short (five hour) 20/20 match.
Chicago is making a bid for the 2016 Olympics and organizers of this event hope that Cricket becomes an Olympic sport.
The Chicago area is home to a large Indo/Pakistani community. The friendly atmosphere between teams contrasts with heightened political tensions between India and Pakistan itself.
On this day, Pakistan prevailed, tallying 248 runs in the route. At the end, everyone shook hands and went home happy.
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