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Pitch of Dreams: Cricket in America is Cricket's untold story in America...One of the world's most popular team sports cricket had a good run in
the United States of America before being overshadowed by all America
sport of baseball. Cricket originated in England and traveled to all
its colonies including the United States. Soldiers in the continental
army played it, Washington's troops played it, everyone played cricket
before the civil war.
Pitch of Dreams: Cricket in America explores the unique and
fascinating history of a sport that once enjoyed success in this
country for over 200 years before dropping out of the picture.
Today, there are signs of a nascent revival. Immigrants from cricket
playing nations have carried over their passion for the sport to their
adopted country. By some estimates nearly 200,000 cricket players can
be found playing in professional leagues all across the country. We
meet young Americans determined to succeed in a game that that is
fairly unknown to an average American. We also witness how with
limited access and facilities the immigrant population continues to
follow their passion for this sport in their adopted country. After
about two hundred years since its introduction to the United
States.... Cricket remains an underground movement ...a well kept
sporting secret.
The Audience for this documentary is global. Viewers will learn about
the unique and fascinating history of cricket in America, something
that is unknown even to die-hard cricket fans. At the same time, for
those who are unaware of the game will be able to understand how the
game really works, the cultural significance it has for immigrants,
and more importantly will it ever become popular in America. Pitch of
Dreams: Cricket in America is fast paced, enjoyable, educational,
informative, and entertaining story of cricket in America.

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