World Briefing: Aug 25, 2003

SPORTS Florida Warms To a New Sport

Long the destination of college kids on spring-break benders and retirees seeking warmer climes, Broward County, Florida, is positioning itself to attract a new demographic: international cricketers. The county plans to invest about $30 million in a 100-acre park in the city of Lauderhill, the crown jewel of which will be the nation's first professional-grade cricket grounds. The United States of America Cricket Association says that about a third of its 10,000 members live in South Florida. Credit the area's large, cricket-loving Caribbean population. But the stadium plan goes well beyond recreational play. With...

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