The world of cricket makes its way to South Florida (includes documentary)

For the first time ever, the United States will host matches for the T20 Cricket World Cup in June. The four South Florida matches won’t be held in Miami or Ft. Lauderdale, but rather in the small town of Lauderhill, where the community has embraced the game.

Buoyed by a large Caribbean and South Asian population, Lauderhill has become a significant player in international cricket. In 2010, Central Broward Regional Park, located in the city, was awarded International Cricket Council (ICC) accreditation for its cricket stadium, the first in North America. Now the city will have its first chance to shine on an international stage.

This documentary looks at the growth of the game from training fields to the world’s stage and meets people shaped by the growth of the game. We also examine the extensive preparations that need to be made for the World Cup’s arrival and the considerations of the local business community.

Carlton is a Digital Broadcasting student and intends to pursue a career in journalism. Born and raised in Broward County, he hopes to combine his passion for this community and storytelling to deliver news, insights, and perspectives to the people of South Florida.

Anthony Milian is a junior at Florida International University majoring in Digital Broadcasting. He enjoys watching and analyzing sports, reading and learning more about sports history, and spending time with his family and friends

Maria Perez is a Senior in Digital Communications and hopes to use her degree to help the community she's in. She is Cuban and lives in Hialeah, Maria has been going to school on/off in order to support her family. While she isn't as familiar with the FIU campus as others, she has worked in various fields that have to do with her degree. She is hoping to finally graduate this year and nothing is stopping her from this very goal.