Can cricket outsmart ice hockey in Canada?

Shantanu Guha Ray in various outliets, linked here from
“Deepak Anand, a Member of the Provincial Parliament (MPP) in Ontario who migrated to Canada from India (Chandigarh) in 2000, is excited about cricket finally developing roots in Canada. “Cricket is not only South Asian but also a Commonwealth Game. In fact, not many know that the first Canadian Prime Minister Sir John Macdonald was a huge cricket fan. Cricket is deeply rooted in Canadian history. There is a lot of appetite for cricket. 830,000 people of Indian descent live here in Ontario,” Anand said.

So, is Ontario open for a bigger cricket tournament knowing that if India comes down to play a bilateral series or a three-nation event, Indian fans from India and across the US will flood the streets of Toronto?

“Why not. We already have the T20 and Ontario is ready for investment into cricket. There is a delegation from Canada headed by the Minister of Economic, Trade and Job Creation which is going to India and we are looking for investment into sport, into cricket. Ontario is the best place to invest and grow cricket,” said an excited Anand.”

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