Springfield, IL — State Representative Jennifer Sanalitro (R – Hanover Park) is championing a resolution aimed at making the game of Cricket an official IHSA sport. The resolution originally passed out of the Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee with a unanimous vote of 15-0. Then today, March 29th, the resolution was adopted by the full House floor.
The resolution outlines that cricket is a safe, popular and growing sport and that the game is not only growing in popularity internationally in Europe, Asia, and Latin America, but it is growing in popularity inside of our own country too. Texas, Florida, California, Georgia, and even Indiana are ahead of Illinois in their support for the game of cricket.
Rep Sanalitro commented, “Communities across Illinois have taken a rapidly growing interest in cricket. Local leagues and players are filling fields and open spaces inside of park districts all over the State. The IHSA adopting cricket as an official sport would capitalize on the growing popularity and give our young people a new outlet for healthy competition and physical activity.”
The resolution demonstrates State Representative Jennifer Sanalitro’s commitment to creating opportunities for young people to find their purpose in life while also striving to make Illinois a cultural leader.
For more information about this resolution, or Rep. Sanalitro’s ongoing efforts to make Illinois the best state it can be, please visit her website RepSanalitro.com.
Rep. Sanalitro is the State Representative for House District 48, which includes the communities of Addison, Bensenville, Bloomingdale, Carol Stream, Elk Grove, Hanover Park, Itasca, Medinah, Roselle, Schaumburg, and Wood Dale in suburban DuPage and Cook counties.