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Indianapolis aims to become top center for cricket

Updated: July 4, 2013, 1:51 PM ET
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Midwestern city best known for its basketball and auto racing is gearing up for a proper game of cricket -- the ball-and-bat sport most Americans know only from British films or by surfing through international sports channels.

Indianapolis is spending $6 million to equip one of its parks with a premier cricket field, known as a pitch, and space for Gaelic football, rugby, hurling and other sports mainly popular overseas.

Mayor Greg Ballard hopes his World Sports ...

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