CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 1997 |
It sounds like a Disney film already: homeless cricket players from Los Angeles coaching Compton gangsters for the big match against a team from Beverly Hills. But this is a true story. And never mind the movie deal--it's still under negotiation. Led by veteran activist and cricket player Ted Hayes, a group of L.A.-based homeless men is spreading the gospel of cricket--with its precepts of respect and good sportsmanship--to a band of well-meaning but troubled youngsters from Compton.