Can Cricket take over in America?

A slightly worn New York Mets baseball cap is pulled over Saugat Sen’s head as he rambles on about the current baseball season.

Jose Reyes is finally healthy and the Mets have a brand new franchise outfielder and an ace in Pedro Martinez, he says. Sen, 22, who moved permanently to the United States at age 14, has no trouble with first baseman Doug Mientkiewicz’s last name, a dangerous surname for any broadcaster on ESPN’s Baseball Tonight.

But while the rainy month of April marks not only the smell of fresh-cut grass and the start of baseball season, it is also the start of another sport for Sen, a senior Computer Engineering major at Syracuse University.

“It’s right around the time we start to play cricket,” Sen says.

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