U.S. cricket championship to be held in Florida after Indy terminates contract

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BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. (June 3, 2014)– Indianapolis called off its deal to host a cricket tournament, but the games will still go on in Florida.

The U.S. National Cricket Championships will now be played in Broward County, Fla. this August.

Last week, the city cited a breakdown in talks as a reason to cancel the tournament.

“Indy greatly values its well-earned reputation of hosting outstanding national and international sporting events. The decision was made to cancel the tournament because factors outside of the city’s control were putting our ability to host a successful tournament at risk,” said Mayor Greg Ballard in late May. “The City looks forward to helping grow cricket in the United States and also using the World Sports Park to showcase many other great sports such as soccer, rugby and lacrosse.”

However, tournament officials cited some problems with hosting the games in Indianapolis like high travel costs and a lack of affordable places to stay.

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