Though largely unknown now, in 1844 one of the most signicficant events in world history happened in New York City. For the first time two countries did battle, not on a battle field, but on a playing field. The event was the first ever international sports event – a cricket game between the USA and Canada.
The match took place at what is now 34th St and 2nd Ave, in Manhattan – now the site of the NYU Medial Center.
On Saturday October 29, at 7 pm on TV Asia, another historic first happens for American and world cricket, Rutgers University plays NYU Polytechnic in the first ever American College Cricket televised game ! So spread the word in your colleges, on Facebook, among your family, friends and contacts !
Organize viewing parties, like for the World Cup – this is your cricket !
Here is the TV promo currently running