Bringing cricket to the Midstate

After soccer, cricket is the most popular sport in the world. But in the Midstate, that’s not the case.

“If I have to compare with a sport here, baseball is the closest one that I can compare it with,” said Partha Talluri.

Partha is the president of the Pennsylvania United Cricket Association. A league with 16 teams playing in Dauphin, York and Cumberland Counties.

While most league members say they were born loving the sport, they want to share it with others.

“I’m a cricket, crazy, crazy person. I love cricket,” says Saritha Makwana, who has been involved with PAUCA for five years.

She says cricket is a different kind of sport, where every player counts.

“You get a chance to bat, you can field, you can be a hero any day,” Saritha explains.

But if you have never played, it can be intimidating. Which is why PAUCA wants to extend an invitation.

“We welcome everyone. There are no restrictions about who can join the league… Anyone can,” says Partha.

To join PAUCA, contact a member of the governing body on their website,

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