Montreal Southeast Asian community's fevered pitch
Cricket & Parc Ex airs Saturday July 16 at 7 p.m.
Suk, 66, immigrated from Guyana over 40 years ago and now sells and repairs cricket equipment in the basement of his Parc-Ex grocery store.
He's just one of the subjects in a documentary about a pastime catching a Montreal neighbourhood by storm.
Also featured are Raiyan, a 17-year-old aspiring cricket star who came to Montreal only two years ago from Bangladesh, and Huma, Alishba, Samar and Eeman, a group of four girls of Pakistani origin who challenge the belief that only boys can play cricket.
Little known in Quebec, cricket has hundreds of millions of fans worldwide. For immigrant cricket players in Parc Ex, cricket is a buffer, an arena where they can find success and community recognition as they slowly integrate into Quebec society.
It airs as part of the fifth season of Absolutely Quebec on Saturday, July 16 at 7 p.m. on CBC Television.