The United States Youth Cricket Association held its first national elections this week, one month after its members adopted a constitution. Now that the organization is staffed with an elected Board of Directors, USYCA anticipates moving forward quickly with number of initiatives, primarily its Schools Program and administrative tasks, such as establishing standing committees.
Elected by the USYCA membership are:
President - Jamie Harrison, Maryland
1st Vice President - Edward Fox, Kansas
2nd Vice President - Jatin Patel, Indiana
Executive Secretary - David Sentence, California
Public Relations Director - Orville Hall, New York
At-Large Board Members: Rakesh Kallem, Connecticut; Siva Narapareddy, Virginia; Yogesh Patel, Texas; Vasu Ram, Massachusetts; and Lloyd Jodah, New York.
"The milestones that USYCA has reached in recent months clearly establish it as the nation's youth cricket organization, and we look forward to the challenge of establishing our sport's popularity among young people," said President Jamie Harrison.
"The USYCA Schools Program is taking cricket to hundreds of thousands of children this fall, and the community youth cricket leagues that we will help to establish in the spring will continue that progress. It's a very exciting time for youth cricket in America, and USYCA is ready to go to work."
1st Vice President Edward Fox said, "I'm excited to be a part of the administrative team for the United States Youth Cricket Association as we move forward with helping schools, individuals and youth organizations realize the fun and life skills benefits that all children, boys and girls can have, learning, playing and enjoying cricket."
USYCA is a network of volunteer organizations that promotes good health and an active lifestyle for children through cricket and has recently announced a partnership with the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. The groundbreaking USYCA Schools Program is being offered free of charge to any American school system that expresses an interest. The USYCA is dedicated to introducing cricket to American children by supporting local youth cricket organizations and by sharing funding, printed and digital resources, and “best practices.”
For more information on the USYCA, visit http://usyouthcricket.org.