Hornell Evening Tribune (NY) – HORNELL — The Maple City may soon diversify its portfolio of recreational sports opportunities.
- HORNELL — The Maple City may soon diversify its portfolio of recreational sports opportunities.
- During a meeting of the City of Hornell Board of Public Works Thursday, commissioners heard a pitch from Poojith Kalluru, asking for their support in establishing a cricket pitch at Shawmut Park.
- Kalluru came to Hornell 27 months ago to work at Alstom, bringing a big interest in the game of bowlers and batters.
- As the city of Hornell welcomes more international residents with the expansion of French rail manufacturer Alstom, Kalluru thought that expanding the game in Hornell would be a natural and welcoming progression.
- Kalluru envisioned eventually inviting professional leagues based in Western New York to play in Hornell and compete for the Hornell Cricket Cup, and even introduce the sport to local schools.