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As Major League Cricket kicks off in the U.S., fans are already primed in California's Bay Area

The San Ramon Cricket Association Under-11 team faces off against California Cricket Academy Under-11 during a cricket match in Pleasanton on Nov. 26, 2022. (Aryk Copley/KQED)
The San Ramon Cricket Association Under-11 team faces off against California Cricket Academy Under-11 during a cricket match in Pleasanton on Nov. 26, 2022. (Aryk Copley/KQED)

A new professional cricket league is starting its inaugural season in the U.S. this year. Six teams from major cities will begin to play in the summer for a three-week season.

The sport has many fans in California — particularly supporters with ties to South Asian countries like India where cricket has long been popular.

Holly J. McDede of KQED reports.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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