Cricket has become increasingly popular in Mississauga. It is a sport with billions of supporters and is played all over the world. It is a fan favourite among many diverse communities, including those in the South Asian, Caribbean and Black communities and has become popular among a wide range of ages.
Cricket is a passion-fuelled sport. One of the most appealing things about the sport is its accessibility—anyone, at any age or skill level can participate.
Many Mississauga residents enjoy playing and watching cricket. You can find people ready with their bats, balls and wickets ready to start up an impromptu game at many of the city’s cricket pitches.
“Cricket has picked up over past last few years and the demand for pitches in neighbourhoods is on the rise. Our current cricket pitches are well-utilised by the residents and community groups. We know there is a desire from the community to see the City add more pitches. It’s one of the things we’re looking at through our long-term recreational planning and in collaboration with community cricket groups,” says Kristina Zietsma, Director of Recreation and Culture with the City of Mississauga.
For more information about Mississauga’s cricket pitches and clubs, visit mississauga.ca.