Sunday, August 26, 2012

Sunil Gavaskar Spends A Day With Youth Cricketers In New Jersey

Great Article from USYCA site.......

(Peter Della Penna/ From L-R: Vasu Ram, Sunil Gavaskar, Jamie Harrison, Jatin Patel.

On August 18, USYCA and DreamCricket Academy welcomed ICC Hall of Fame inductee Sunil Gavaskar to the DreamCricket facility in Hillsborough, New Jersey. The "Meet The Legend" event was sponsored by MetLife, which also donated gift bags to the adults and signed Sunil Gavaskar mini cricket bats to the chidren.
Before the coaching sessions got underway, the audience heard from USYCA President Jamie Harrison, DreamCricket's Kranthi Bayya and Gavaskar, who praised USYCA for its national leadership in youth cricket. Many of the parents in attendance asked Harrison about free cricket sets for their children's schools. Also in attendance were USYCA board members Jatin Patel of Indiana and Vasu Ram of Massachusetts.
At the conclusion of the day, Gavaskar took questions from the youth players and posed for photographs.

(Peter Della Penna/ Jamie Harrison speaks at the beginning of the program, as Sunil Gavaskar (far left) looks on

(Peter Della Penna/ Jamie Harrison speaking at the Sunil Gavaskar MetLife event

Onlookers strain to get photographs of Sunil Gavaskar

Representatives from MetLife with gift bags for the parents

Peter Della Penna interviews Sunil Gavaskar while Rohit Kulkarni of Voice of America looks on

Snoopy was there to bring smiles to the faces of young and old alike

Sunil Gavaskar works with young bowlers at the DreamCricket Academy

Sunil Gavaskar answers a question from a young fan

(Peter Della Penna/ USYCA President Jamie Harrison with one of his childhood idols

Thursday, August 23, 2012

The History of Women's Cricket

The History of Women's Cricket
By Lyndea Ward
Cricket is the second most popular sport played in the world! It has worldwide popularity and is quickly growing in the United States market as well. Cricket is also a popular sport with the female population, both as a player and a spectator. I would like to discuss the history of women playing cricket.
Cricket is one of the oldest sports in history. In fact, there is a report of a women's match played as early as 1745 in England. There is not much information of women's cricket reported from 1745 until 1887 when the first women's cricket club was formed in Yorkshire, England. This club was called the White Heather Club. Soon thereafter, in 1894, a women's club was formed in Australia, South Africa and Canada.
From 1926 until 1998 the governing body of women's cricket was the Women's Cricket Association, also called The Association. They governed cricket among women in England, Scotland and Wales. Their main goal was to encourage more women's cricket clubs and encourage women to play after they left school. In 1998 the England and Wales Cricket board took over and are currently the governing body for cricket in those areas.
In December 1934 the first international women's test cricket match was played between England and Australia. In 1958, the IWCC (International Women's Cricket Council was formed to merge all women's team from around the world. In 2005, IWCC merged with the ICC (International Cricket Council) so that the ICC now the governing body of cricket for women, men and youth.
There is a Women's World Cup. This started in 1973, interestingly two years before the first Men's World Cup. Fifteen countries/teams have played in the Women's World Cup thus far and there have been eight total since 1973. Amoung them are; England, India, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, West Indies, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Jamaica, Denmark, Ireland, Netherlands, Trinidad and Tobago. The United States has yet to play in the Women's Cricket World Cup.
Today, cricket is very popular among women in England. England and Australia have the strongest teams. There is an effort to make cricket a more popular sport for American women but funding and other metrics have made it hard to move forward with teams. Hopefully, as cricket awareness grows in the US, due to the strong youth effort and number of immigrants who now reside in the United States this will soon change.
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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Where to Find the Latest Cricket Highlights Online

Cricket is the number two most popular sport in the world. The sport is quickly making an impressive comeback in the United States, especially youth cricket which has spread quite quickly over the past 4 years. So most would agree that finding the most updated, relevant information regarding Cricket would be imperative to cricket fans! I would like to discuss where the best sources for cricket news is today.
Ill start with United States cricket. The USACA, United States of America Cricket Association, is the governing body of cricket in the US. The web address is On this site you will find updated news such as; tournament schedules, team captain announcements, new teams formed and information regard any elections or committee updates for men, women as well as youth. The site however does not have a lot of information and if you are looking for up-to-date scores it is lacking. The United States Youth Cricket Association,, site actually has much more information regarding announcements of youth cricket around the country and also has contacts of the youth cricket clubs so if you are looking for a specific region and contact you can easily find it on this site.
For updated scores, tournament news or any other United States cricket news the best site for sure is the site. On the cricinfo site, you can also find all players, players stats, a list of top cricket bloggers, yearly and team statistics and much, much more. I would definitely think one could get any information requested from this fact-filled website.
Now if your passion is cricket and one is trying to in find cricket news fro around the world, there is a multitude of excellent sites to choose from. ESPNcricinfo does have all cricket news, scores, events and statistics for every country you can imagine. Also Yahoo Cricket,, is an excellent source for all things cricket. I also think it is an extremely user-friendly site and easily navigable. Lastly, is very helpful for a cricket fan to get up to date stories, news and scores.
In conclusion, there are many great sources for cricket information on the web. I suggest switching between the above resources to figure out which best meets your particular needs. Some have access to receive live feeds and social media sharing and others just typical old fashioned good articles. The good news is the resources are available!
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