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Mike Havey, Garry Moore, Moussa Hamadani, Amin Safaei, Eric Vandenbroucke, Sandra OndrackaAthletic director Mike Havey, grounds supervisor Garry Moore, UWSA president Moussa Hamadani, GSS president Amin Safaei, associate athletic director Eric Vandenbroucke, and Campus Recreation coordinator Sandra Ondracka celebrate the installation of a temporary cricket pitch on the Lancers upper field.

Athletics makes pitch for cricketers

A temporary cricket pitch installed on the field south of University of Windsor stadium provides a playing surface to enthusiasts and may help attract new participants to a non-traditional sport, says the dean of the Faculty of Human Kinetics.

“There are a high number of international students on campus,” said Michael Khan. “For many of them, their passion for cricket is like what hockey is for Canadians. We are extremely pleased to be able to offer this opportunity to our students.”

The project was a joint effort between his faculty, the Department of Athletics and Recreation Services, the University of Windsor Students’ Alliance, the Graduate Student Society, the Organization of Part-time University Students, and Facility Services.

The GSS has already begun to organize a cricket tournament for early October, and athletic director Mike Havey hopes that more students will take advantage of the pitch.

“Athletics and Rec Services is happy to have played a part in bringing this project to completion,” said Havey. “Thank you to the Office of the Dean of Human Kinetics and Facilities Services for making this happen. Let the games begin!”

For permission to use the new cricket pitch, send a request to Dan Wolicki at the St. Denis Centre, 519-253-3000, ext. 2424.

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