Just last year American College Cricket started a “hard ball” cricket club at Indiana University, and the guys led by then IU Cricket Club President Aoun Jafarey hurriedly prepared for their first hardball game together, in the 2010 American College Cricket Midwest Championship.
Now Indiana University Cricket, together with the 2010 Midwest Champions Purdue University, have been asked to open the first cricket field built by the city of Indianapolis, by Mayor Greg Ballard.
The Opening Ceremony and game will be on September 24th, 2011 and will be attended by the Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard. American College Cricket founder and President Lloyd Jodah has been invited.
Indianapolis is the home of the Indianapolis Colts,Indianapolis 500, Indiana Pacers (NBA), as well as the NCAA , and hosted the 2010 NCAA Final Four.
The 46th Superbowl will be in Indianapolis in 2012.
As a result of the field opening, the American College Cricket Midwest Championship, played for the Gordon Gee Trophy, is rescheduled to the following weekend, Oct 1 & 2.
Mayor Greg Ballard spent 23 years in the US Marine Corps and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel.