PRAIRIE VIEW, Tex.—USA Cricket thanks everyone involved with the inaugural Under-15 National Championships as the West Zone were crowned champions after a fantastic 12-game final completed at the Prairie View Cricket Complex in Texas. The competition saw high scoring matches and plenty of superb team and individual performances.
USA Cricket would like to thank everyone involved for the successful inaugural Under-15 National Championships which concluded in Texas on Sunday with the West Zone earning a hard-fought victory over the South Zone to be crowned as the first Under-15 National Champions. In total there were 12 matches over four days between the six teams involving 90 young cricketers from across America.
On the ground there were over 4000 runs scored, nearly 200 wickets taken and nearly 100 catches held in a tournament that was hotly contested by all six teams with the wickets and facilities on offer at the Prairie View Cricket Complex helping the overall experience of a wonderful tournament for the development of these young cricketers.
The champions were crowned at a post-tournament ceremony on Sunday where USA Cricket had the pleasure of welcoming Prairie View City Mayor, Ronald Leverett as a guest of honor along with representatives of all tournament sponsors with CriticalRiver as title sponsor, Four Oaks Insurance as Team Uniform Sponsors and the North America Telugu Association (NATA) as Performance Award Sponsors.
Triggers Colts Cricket League (TCCL) has also been integral to the success of the tournament with the amount of help they have provided. TCCL is a local youth cricket league in Houston, Texas and with a band of ardent Youth Cricket volunteers and supporters, they have admirably contributed their time, resources and most importantly their presence during the tournament to support many aspects of the tournament . Audio-visual, photographic, live-streaming and presentation support, particularly on the day of the finals, plus a huge number of parents who volunteered for catering and logistical support. USA Cricket would like to thank Surya Saladi and the entire TCCL team for their help over the past few weeks.
Venu Pisike, Director of the Board of USA Cricket and Chairman of the Development Committee, said: “USA Cricket would like to sincerely thank all the players, coaches, managers, umpires, scorers, support staff, volunteers and sponsors who have made possible this event. From being here in Texas for the event, it’s clear there was a great atmosphere and energy from all the players and teams that helped make it such an enjoyable event. Our sincere thanks go to the huge number of volunteers and parents who have contributed so enormously and made this week of cricket a memorable one.”
“We would also like to give a special thanks to everyone at Prairie View Cricket Complex for providing the facility in brilliant condition throughout the tournament. The tournament simply would not have been financially possible without the support of our tournament sponsors who we were delighted to have with us on Sunday’s finals day. Our thanks again to CriticalRiver as title sponsor, Four Oaks Insurance as team uniform sponsor and North America Telugu Association (NATA) as Performance Award sponsor. Two of the Zonal Youth Sponsors also joined us at the Championships with VOIP Office, Southwest Zonal Sponsor and Vitel Global, Mid Atlantic Zonal Sponsor. We look forward to working with all of you again in the future.”
“While there are many people behind this success, I personally want to mention a few champions Sham Chotoo (Tournament Director), Anj Balusu (Tournament Director), Kuljit Singh (USAC Director), Surya Saladi (TCCL President) for their outstanding work for make this U15 a great success.”
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