Indian team lands in Florida to popularize cricket in the US


The Indian team has landed in Florida ahead of their historic match against current T20 Champions West Indies, marking the first time competitive International Cricket will be played on American soil.

West Indies will play two T20 international matches on August 27 and 28 with Indian team at the Central Broward Regional Park, Florida.

The match is an initiative by the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) with support of West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) to popularize the sport in non-cricketing nations.

On the supposed day off for the Indian Cricket Team, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan and Bhuvneshwar Kumar chose to visit the home of Miami Heats basketball team in USA today.

The latest recruit of the Miami Heats – Tyler Johnson and Briante Weber hosted the Indian trio at their home ground – ‘The American Airlines Arena’.

“It was great to see these guys and learn about their game. I was impressed with the facilities here and it was a learning experience for me to see the amount of technology being used in sports science”, said Bhuvaneshwar Kumar.

The Indian contingent reached the city on Tuesday morning.