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MS Dhoni believes cricket in the US has a bright futureReuters

The second T20 of the two-match series might have ended up being a damp squib, as rain ruined India's chances of levelling the series on Sunday, but MS Dhoni was still upbeat about playing in the US, after a sizeable crowd came down to watch two of the biggest teams in Twenty20 cricket in action over the weekend.

Having witnessed as close a match as you can get in the opening game on Saturday at Lauderhill, Florida, Sunday's one turned out to be a bit anti-climatic, as rain, and a technical delay earlier in the piece, forced the match to be brought to a premature end.

India were on their way to making it 1-1 in the T20 series, having bowled the West Indies out for 143, but after just two overs of the second innings, the umpires took the players off the field, with no play possible from there.

While India might have ended up losing the series 1-0, with Dhoni probably feeling particularly aggrieved about that result, considering the captain was the one who agonisingly lost his wicket off the last ball of the match in the first T20, when India needed two runs for a win, the wicketkeeper-batsman was all praise for the venue and wants more matches to be played in America.

"This is one place where we can come back and play a lot of cricket – maybe a triangular or a four-nation ODI or T20 series. It will be better to play T20s to start off. The venue looks good. It will also give us time to spend more time in the US, we played back to back games.

"It will easily fit into our schedule because at this time of year we don't play many games at home.

"Yes it will be a bit cramped (in terms of schedule) for international cricketers but I don't think the modern cricketers mind it. Also the money-making ability of this place, the spectators will come, the time suits broadcasters. It's a win-win situation for everyone. It's a good venue to continue cricket."

West Indies captain Carlos Brathwaite also gave his thumbs-up to the Central Broward Regional Park and Stadium in Florida, which also hosted a part of the Caribbean Premier League this season, saying the wicket and atmosphere were perfectly suited to play T20 cricket.

"Most definitely we would love to come here back again," Brathwaite said. "Fantastic field, fantastic wicket. We had a discussion over if we can come here again."

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