Fans flock to a professional cricket match
Hundreds of people attended a Minor League cricket match between the Silicon Valley Strikers as they played against the Hollywood Master Blasters at Wilson High School in Santa Clara. The Strikers won the championship in 2021, the inaugural year of MiLC.
Sunil Parekh, from Mountain View, and his two sons – Sukhman, 8, and Jordhveer, 5 – were watching their first cricket match. Sunil, an avid National Football League fan, said of cricket, “It’s a very diverse sport, I don’t just see people from the Indo-American community here, I see a lot of communities here. “
The Strikers formed in 2020 as part of the original 24 teams to compete in Minor League Cricket.
“It’s fun for me to see them (his kids) watching players who look like them playing professional sports, that was the draw,” Parekh said, adding that he was “really proud of the community for his support”.
The strikers won the match 136-132.