Diya and her parents
An interview and feature in the Western Star on Diya Trivedi, a member of Cricket NL and partcipant in their junior and women’s programs

“Diya’s grateful for the community she’s found on the island.

“My life in Newfoundland is nothing rather than amazing. I’ve got so much support from my teachers, from my friends. When I came here, I didn’t speak one word of English. I used to speak Hindi. But my teachers they saw potential in me and then they supported me.”

Today, Diya is the only girl of colour to be enrolled in cricket summer camp and adeptly play the sport in the province. But she’d like to see many more — something only possible if cricket is embraced by the larger community, much like soccer, basketball and baseball are.”

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