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Why the U.S. could catch the cricket bug

Updated: February 22, 2011, 4:49 PM ET
By Peter Della Penna | Special to ESPN.com

Even though the U.S. is not one of the 14 teams competing in the Cricket World Cup, it doesn't mean that sports fans in America should completely ignore the event. Just as soccer has seen its non-American stars like Pele, Beckenbauer, Maradona, Ronaldo and Zidane turn into international heroes and icons at World Cups over the years, cricket has witnessed the same at its own World Cup since 1975. Players like Clive Lloyd, Viv Richards, Kapil Dev, Wasim Akram, Aravinda de Silva, Shane ...

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