Florida: After winning the hearts of cricket starved Americans by showcasing a thrilling contest between India and West Indies, American sports federation has decided to form BCCA (Board of Control for cricket in America).
The Announcement was made at a dinner party thrown by BCCI for the American Sports Federation. The entire 46 member contingent of BCCI along with players from both countries were part of this event.
Chief of the Federation, Mr. Jon Smith was all praises for the game of cricket and expressed his gratitude to the BCCI.
“Wow, I mean all this while we were deprived of this fantastic game and finally BCCI has brought cricket to America. Heard many people compare it with baseball, but i’d say cricket is much better. When it comes to wasting time, the only option we Americans had was making Trump-Hillary memes on the internet, but thanks to cricket, things will change now,” said Mr. Smith amidst a round of applause from the audience.
The timeline for the formation of BCCA is not yet clear but sources say that the process has already begun.
“BCCA will enjoy all the privileges that BCCI enjoys in India. Things like tax exemptions, semi-transparent accountability, limited interference from the government, and so on,” said one member of the contingent that went to US for theT20.
The announcement of BCCA was however met with criticism from various other sports bodies, more specifically from baseball players, many of whom are planning a dharna outside the White House.
“Cricket is not an American game. I request the Sports Federation to ban its entry into America. Erect a giant wall like Donald Trump said to stop it from entering our country. If the Federation fails, we will be forced to do dharnas and rasta roko,” said Bryce Harper from Washington Nationals team.
BCCI however brushed away the threats and went as far as to say ‘Cricket will make america great again’.
Meanwhile, some BCCI officials are already planning their next trip to Switzerland, hoping to give a taste of cricket to football crazy Europeans