The Indian American

PRAIRIE VIEW, TEXAS typical Sunday in Texas consists of two things - church and football, and not always in that order. But in this community northwest of Houston, known for its agri- cultural roots and the historically black college that carries its name, the gridiron now has some competi- tion. For hours each Sunday, four circular grassy fields on the side of U.S. Route 290 play host to dozens of men wielding flat-faced wooden bats. Most are immigrants Deep in football country, wickets vie with goal posts as the game of cricket surges By Brittney Martin Cover Story Bowler and batsman square off during a championship game on Oct. 21 at the nascent Prairie View Cricket Complex outside Houston. Photo: Michael Stravato/ For The Washington Post A 05 INDIAN AMERICAN OCTOBER-DECEMBER 2018