Column: Wise to invest in people, not sports

The mayor of Indianapolis (or someone who has his ear) looked down from a corner window office of city hall and made a decision. Those below, struggling in their varied attempts to get through the day, need to change. They need to do better.

Specifically, they need to become players of cricket, the iconic British game of stumps, bails and creases — or at least become serious fans.

In a line that could have been written for the TV series “Parks and Recreation,” Mayor Greg Ballard famously proclaimed: “When people around the world think of cricket, I want them to think of Indianapolis.”


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