From the NY Post:
Queens Councilman Ruben Wills is going to bat for cricket.
Wills wants to create a task force to promote the sport — the bat-swinging cousin of baseball — and hopes to build a cricket stadium in his borough.
The councilman says cricket is a hit in the culturally diverse district he represents and believes it could give the entire city an economic boost.
“We have the largest and fastest-growing population of Indo-Caribbean and south Asian populations. Everywhere in the world cricket is the number two sport, only behind [soccer],” Wills told The Post.
“We want to make sure we can introduce this into mainstream New York and we also want to look at the end game of creating a cricket stadium in New York,” he added.
His bill, introduced Tuesday, would create a 10-member task force to study “health, social and economic impacts” of the sport in New York City.
The task force also would explore use of park land for more cricket fields in the city.