The City of Indianapolis has canceled a major cricket tournament scheduled for August. Mayor Greg Ballard says the decision to drop the U.S. National Cricket Championships at the $5.1 million, soon-to-be-open World Sports Park came after “months without adequate communication” between the city and the United States of America Cricket Association. You can read a copy of the letter sent to the the United States of America Cricket Association by clicking here.
May 30, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Today the City of Indianapolis notified the United States of America Cricket Association (USACA) of its decision to terminate its agreement to host the US National Cricket Championships at the World Sports Park. The City is taking this step after months without adequate communication that was jeopardizing the success of the tournament scheduled to begin in August.
“Indy greatly values its well-earned reputation of hosting outstanding national and international sporting events. The decision was made to cancel the tournament because factors outside of the city's control were putting our ability to host a successful tournament at risk,” said Mayor Greg Ballard. “The City looks forward to helping grow cricket in the United States and also using the World Sports Park to showcase many other great sports such as soccer, rugby and lacrosse.”
This decision will not impact development of the Indy World Sports Park located in a 40-acre section of the Post Road Community Park on Indy's eastside. The $5.1 million park features multiple athletic fields with premiere turf designed to host a number of sports such as: soccer, rugby, hurling, cricket and lacrosse. Park improvements include multi-sport athletic fields, new parking, sidewalks and a walking path. Construction is expected to conclude in August.
Source: The Office of Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard