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Cricket team from Compton to tour Australia

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Emilio Cazarez practices his swing in the nets during a training session with his Compton Homies and Popz cricket teammates at Woodley Cricket Field on January 28, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. The team, comprised of African Americans and Latinos, was formed to provide an alternative to gang activities that ruled their Compton neighborhoods. The team will tour Australia for two weeks, playing three matches in Sydney and three more in Melbourne, including a Twenty20 match against the Johnny Mullagh Indigenous XI, as well as taking part in various fundraising activities specially helping raise funds for Australian flood victims.

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Ricardo Salgado, who is on parole and cannot travel with the team to Australia, shows his tattoos after a training session with his Compton Homies and Popz cricket teammates.