Hundreds attended a Minor League Cricket match between the Silicon Valley Strikers as they played the Hollywood Master Blasters at Wilson High School in Santa Clara. The Strikers won the championship in 2021, the inaugural year of MiLC.
Sunil Parekh, from Mountain View, along with his two sons — Sukhman, 8, and Jordhveer, 5 — were attending their first cricket match. Sunil, an avid National Football League Fan, said of Cricket, “It’s a very diverse sport, I don’t just see people from the Indian-American community here, I see lot of communities here.”
The Strikers formed in 2020 as part of 24 original teams to compete in Minor League Cricket.
“It’s fun for me to see them (his children) watching players that look like them playing professional sports, that was the draw,” Parekh said, adding he’s “really proud of the community for supporting it.”
Strikers won the match 136-132.