USA is a “special” market for cricket and there is no reason why the game can’t be successful here, asserted captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on the eve of India’s first international match on American soil.
As far as the facility is concerned, it is as good as you would get anywhere in the world. Yes, the stadium is not that big, though when it comes to the playing area it is a perfect ground,” said Dhoni on Friday ahead of first of two T20 Internationals between India and the West Indies at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium which begins on August 27.
Dhoni, who returns to action after a long break, feels cricket in America is a win-win for the game and the huge Indian diaspora living here. “Also, what we have to see is that it is a new venture for cricket. Looking at everything, it is a perfect staging ground. Few of other international teams have already played here, also not to forget that some of the T20 leagues have happened. The infrastructure looks good. Overall it is a big occasion.”