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West Hempstead family of cricket players excited to attend Cricket World Cup game

The Ramsaroop family's history with the sport dates back to the 1980s.

News 12 Staff

Jun 3, 2024, 3:19 AM

Updated 20 days ago

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A West Hempstead family that will be in the stands at a Cricket World Cup game on Monday is used to playing the sport, not watching it.
The Ramsaroop family's history with the sport dates back to the 1980s.
Lennie Ramsaroop says he would have never expected to see in his lifeltime professional cricket being played in New York.
He immigrated to New York from Guyana in 1978 and brought his favorite sport with him - cricket.
Lennie Ramsaroop first started the Hempstead Cricket Club back in the 1980s.
The started playing at the future site of the T20 Cricket World Cup -- Eisenhower Park.
Lennie Ramsaroop's son, Kevin, said the game was part of every Sunday while growing up, adding that it was tradition.
The Ramsaroop family says they are excited to see professional cricket players on the field where they once played.
The Ramsaroop family will attend the match between South Africa and Sri Lanka.
They say they like both teams and are just excited to see a good match.
They add that they hope to go to more games during the World Cup.


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