American College Cricket

Maryland (UMBC) Lift Shiv Chanderpaul Trophy

University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) have been crowned 2013 American College Cricket champions and have claimed the Shiv Chanderpaul Trophy. They were captained to victory by Rikin Parikh and this year's Championship was dedicated to the memory of Colin Michael Jodah, who passed away earlier this year.
5 June 2013

American College Cricket Announces Ivy League Championship

The University of Pennsylvania had one of the first official college sports teams in America, a cricket team which was begun in 1842. Princeton began an official one in 1857 & Harvard in 1868, but cricket was being played at Dartmouth and Ivy League universities in the 1700’s. Now more recognized for their academic excellence, the "Ivy League" played a major and pioneering role in early American sports.
9 May 2013

UMBC Win National Title, Claim Shiv Chanderpaul Trophy

As the sun set, and the Stadium lights came on, the University of South Florida Bulls and the University of Maryland Baltimore County Retrievers took the field for the 5th Finals of the American College Cricket Spring Break Championship,presented by Coca Cola with supporting sponsor Dish Network, on TV Asia.
24 April 2013

USF Bulls Take On UMBC Retrievers In American College Cricket Final

Both teams in the finals of the American College Cricket National Championship got there undefeated. University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC Retreivers) made the final four in 2010 but has struggled to repeat that success until the 2012 Mid Atlantic Regionals which they won.
18 April 2013

Boston University Begins Credit Course In Cricket

Thanks to the work of Boston University Cricket Club President Hayat Khan and American College Cricket students at BU can now get credit for learning & playing cricket.
11 April 2013

28 Universities Set To Battle For Chanderpaul Trophy

In March 2009, five new college teams, with practically no practice playing together stepped out on cricket fields in Florida to compete for the Chanderpaul Trophy & a National title for the first time. They earned a big story in the NY Times of March 24, 2009. In 2010 the American College Cricket Spring Break Championship set a record by having 47 matches in 5 days, which it broke in 2011 when 30 teams competed in 5 days in a record 67 matches – the largest ever cricket tournament in the world.
5 March 2013

Harvard Among 7 First-Timers Battling For Chanderpaul Trophy

Playing in a National Championship is a major accomplishment, and college sports clubs get increased recognition by schools for doing so. Therefore every team playing for the Shiv Chanderpaul Trophy, the 2013 American College National Championship is already a winner, and a major step further along in the development of cricket in their college, the USA & Canada.
25 February 2013

5 Texas Colleges Included In National Championship For Chanderpaul Trophy

Another indication that the Lone Star State always does things bigger - of the states, it may have the most colleges playing for the Chanderpaul Trophy in the American College Cricket National Championship in Ft Lauderdale, March 13 -17 on TV Asia - five. Texas A & M, a 2012 Club of the Year, has lost only one of the 12 matches its played in American College Cricket – and that was to eventual National Champions York College in the Semis of the Nationals.
18 February 2013

Chanderpaul Signs Endorsement Deal In USA

Shivnarine Chanderpaul has been American College Cricket's brand ambassador from the beginning - that is late 2008. For his efforts Chanderpaul became the first inductee into the American College Cricket Hall of Fame, at a function in NYC, attended by Legends Brian Lara, Clive Lloyd, Courtney Walsh and Jimmy Adams. Fresh on the heels of that accomplishment, the pioneering Chanderpaul signed an endorsement deal with an American company - Mueller Sports Medicine.
17 January 2013

American College Cricket Newcomer Of The Year Named

Just in time for Elvis Presley's birthday anniversary the American College Cricket Newcomer of the Year was named as Murali Krishna Ankaraju of the University of Memphis, the hometown of the King. Making his debut in American College Cricket, at the South West Regional, Murali smashed 131 off 65 balls with six fours and 10 sixes - a strike rate of 201.5. The highest score of the five centuries made this season in college cricket (10 since 2010).
11 January 2013

Chanderpaul Makes Major American College Cricket Announcement

At a press conference in New York the world's current number one ranked Test batsman, Shivnarine Chanderpaul has announced the launch of the American College Cricket Hall of Fame on the fourth anniversary of his first involvement in American College Cricket. American College Cricket was founded in October 2008 by Lloyd Jodah, and from December 2008 Chanderpaul has been the Patron and Brand Ambassador for American College Cricket.
14 December 2012

American College Cricket's Century Makers

The highest score in American College Cricket, from March 2009 to now, is by all rounder Adrian Gordon (NYU-Poly) who smashed 145 not out at the Nationals, the 2011 American College Cricket Spring Break Championship in Florida. Below is the list of 8 centurions.
7 December 2012

Krunal Bhange, A New Star USF Bulls His Way Onto Scene

Just in time for the 2013 Nationals, the University of South Florida (USF) Bulls has added a new talent to their roster – Krunal Bhange. In the American College Cricket South East Championship Krunal smashed 127* against Embry Riddle University, hitting 14 fours & 7 sixes in 73 balls. He followed it up with 48 against FIU and 10 against the UF Gators.
22 November 2012

UMBC, Montgomery College Through To Mid-Atlantic Semi-Finals

The fourth & fifth matches of the TV cricket season in the USA & Canada were the Semi Finals of the American College Cricket Mid Atlantic Championship: Virginia Tech vs University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC); and Montgomery College vs Long Island University-Brooklyn. The teams squared off at the British Officers Cricket Club in Evansburg, PA in picturesque autumn shades of gold, rust-brown & red – a truly unique setting for cricket which is so much a summer sport. The temperature, in brilliant sunshine, was in the 60?s as the college players took the field.
19 November 2012

American Cricket College Rankings Released

It's cricket season on TV in USA & Canada. Watch American College Cricket games every Saturday on TV Asia at 7 pm in the US & Canada. American College Cricket was the first to webstream domestic cricket in March 2010, then in October 2011 was the first to put the game on TV in the US & Canada, with TV Asia.
12 November 2012

American College Cricket South Central Championship - 13th-14th October

In just over a month Divya Patel did a tremendous amount of work to organize the Arkansas State University Red Wolves Cricket Club, and get the team to the 2012 American College Cricket Spring Championship. Later, back in Arkansas Divya saw the schedule of American College Cricket regional championships and told Lloyd Jodah, American College Cricket President, how he wished the Red Wolves could play in one
11 October 2012

Newcomers Claremont To Take On USC

19-year-old Claremont Colleges sophomore Sachit Sood heard about American College Cricket and contacted American College Cricket President Lloyd Jodah. They discussed the steps to begin a college cricket club, and though it was the Summer Break, with many of Sood’s fellow students scattered around the world on vacation and internships, the wheels were set in motion.
19 September 2012

Cornell University Is 4th Ivy League University In American College Cricket

The Ivy League played a huge role in the development of sports in America & won many early collegiate titles. With the Ivies’ rules against the granting of athletic scholarships however, other colleges have come to dominate college sports. Using cricket the Ivy League schools have the opportunity to even the score, as when University of Pennsylvania reached the final four in the American College Cricket National Championship in 2011.
13 September 2012

Northeastern University Huskies Join American College Cricket

When 18-year-old undergrad Pranav Adnani came to Northeastern University in Fall 2011, he said, "There was no cricket club & despite a large student population of Indians, Pakistanis, Sri Lankans, Bangladeshis etc, any student who wanted to play would usually join teams outside of school." In fact, since 2009 various students at Northeastern have contacted American College Cricket President Lloyd Jodah, wishing to be a part of the national collegiate organization for cricket, but the students were not able to progress beyond their internal tapeball play.
4 September 2012

Long Island University-Brooklyn Is Latest American College Cricket Team

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.
29 August 2012