Joining American College Cricket has rocketed LIU-Brooklyn Blackbirds Cricket into the spotlight - getting featured in the New York Times, and local media. Then Club President Devarshetty got the priviledge of meeting NYPD Commssioner Ray Kelly.
In August at the India Independence Day Parade in NYC, members of the LIU - Brooklyn Cricket club, with American College Cricket President Lloyd Jodah joined bowling great Anil Kumble, the T20 World Cup Trophy and Bollywood star Saif Ali Khan on the TV Asia and Espn floats !
The LIU-Brooklyn Cricket Club was formed recently by a group of pharmacy students. Most had played for college teams back in India and were excited about the opportunity to play here. Under the leadership of Sandeep Devarshetty the club became a part of American College Cricket, eager to compete against other colleges, and the Athletic Field has been secured for 4 hour practice sessions twice a week. The club also got new equipment, and have ordered uniforms.
Sandeep wants LIU-Brooklyn to be ready for the American College Cricket Northeast Championship in October, where they will be competing against experienced teams like Boston University, 2010 Northeast Champion Rutgers University, 2011 National semi-finalist University of Pennsylvania, 2011 Northeast Champion Ryerson University and 2012 National Champion York College.
LIU-Brooklyn is now the 2nd Brooklyn universty, with NYU-Polytechnic, where American College Cricket has developed a cricket team.
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