Cricket Finds a Niche in the United States

By Dawn Reiss, July 11, 2019

How do you end up in Wisconsin after growing up in Bangladesh?

In 1954, my dad came to this country for his higher study and went back to Bangladesh for his government job. I grew up with the ambition that someday I would come to this great country to work and study. I finally came over in December 2007 to work for a civil engineering company. I’m a computer engineer with an MBA. I’ve done IT project management and business development at the federal, state, and local municipalities level.

That [experience] helped me [when I started organizing National Cricket League] to talk to people from different states and communities, to do the various government and business paperwork, and get other people on board to establish an NCL Group with franchise and associate teams.

What are your favorite things about Milwaukee?

Summerfest, which a lot of people don’t know, is the largest music fest in Milwaukee. I love it. The second thing is Harley-Davidson. When I was a kid, I had a dream I would have a Harley-Davidson. When I first moved in Milwaukee, I didn’t know Milwaukee was a home of Harley-Davidson. I might buy a Fat Boy this summer.

Where do you like to go out to eat?

I like Pakistani, Indian, Bangladeshi food, but my wife cooks very good food. When we go out, we try to eat other foods. Outback Steakhouse is one of my favorites. I get a steak and the blooming onion.

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