Wednesday, April 19, 2006


Sometimes in life, things happen that put it all in perspective. A few days ago, a young cricketer in Northern California was taken from us, the victim of a needless car crash. Fardin Qayyumi was 15, and had just begun to make a mark in local cricketing circles. He was a wonderful young man, and as determined a cricketer as they come. A youngster who had not just the desire to play for his adopted homeland, but the singular intent. He could have achieved his dream, but now we'll never know. His young immigrant family is shattered, in a way that few of us can probably imagine.

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