Fort St. John will be getting a new sports field. It won’t be your typical soccer field or baseball diamond, but a specially designed cricket field. It will be named Forster Cricket Field, and will be ready to play on in May. It will be located in Charlie Lake.
“It’s important to have our own field because a cricket field needs a synthetic pitch where the bowler and batsman stand, made out of concrete. We can’t put this on a soccer field so we needed our own pitch,” said Joel David, president of the North Peace Cricket Foundation (NPCF).
The NPCF hopes to host future inter-city matches with Dawson Creek, Prince George, and Grande Prairie, and having its own field helps the foundation host those matches.
“Everyone is pretty excited and lots of people are joining the cricket foundation,” said David.
The NPCF will also be hosting a training session in the new year for people that want to learn how to play cricket.
The NPCF is looking to gather funds to put towards the budget for the new field.