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Batting With A Rock-Hard Ball, For The Love Of The (Cricket) Game

It was an all-American scene to be sure, but not your typical 4th of July family sporting event.
Arjun Rath, 11, armored up and ready to bat. Source: Arun Rath

It was an all-American scene to be sure, but not your typical 4th weekend of July family sporting event.

Between the catered boxes of chicken curry and the booming Punjabi music, the recent weekend tournament in West Haven, Connecticut had the feeling of a big Indian family reunion.

The sport was cricket — and the vast majority of the families, easily 95 percent, were South Asian.

To explain a little — and generalize a lot — Indians LOVE cricket. The game is "part and parcel of what India is all

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