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Pleasanton council OKs location for new cricket field at Ken Mercer Sports Park

Original post made on Sep 12, 2022

Cricket players in Pleasanton will soon be able to compete and practice on a new field set to be constructed at Ken Mercer Sports Park following the City Council's decision on the location last week.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, September 11, 2022, 1:36 PM

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Posted by Ptown Baseball Dad
a resident of Birdland
on Sep 12, 2022 at 4:54 pm

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Regarding the very few negative comments- it is regrettable that there are people that are rude and obtuse. Better to focus on positive. Adding cricket to our city-center sports park is a huge win for our community. I look forward to an additional full size pitch at Bernal sports park in the near future.


Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Sep 13, 2022 at 3:59 pm

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Our city demographics are changing, and we should look at our sports park and utilization in accordance with that change - I like the idea of rooting all our community around the importance of outdoor activities and kids/adults recreation. So building a cricket pitch makes sense. This is a good decision.

I do hope it builds inclusivity vs continuing the divide in our community. The density of the demographic changes are definitely not building bridges so much as they are allow for segregation by convenience of finding "like" individuals. I don't think its so much purposeful isolation/exclusion as much as it is a function of convenience, but it is something we need to consciously be addressing.


Posted by Swagu
a resident of Bridle Creek
on Sep 13, 2022 at 10:30 pm

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It takes 2 to tango. Look up the Brahmin caste, and the caste system.


Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Sep 13, 2022 at 11:52 pm

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There is no tolerance for a caste system in the US.


Posted by Swagu
a resident of Bridle Creek
on Sep 14, 2022 at 8:53 am

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No tolerance is right. Yet they buy into it, raised in it, and know all about it. Just ask.


Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Sep 16, 2022 at 10:32 pm

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well, y’all need to call that sh!t out. Non Indian folks aren’t going to know, but people love a social justice cause against privileged classes without justification.

So where are examples of caste classism in Pleasanton?


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