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Squads and sponsors announced for inaugural USA Cricket Under 15 National Championships

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  • CriticalRiver come on board as the Title Sponsor of the Inaugural U15 National Championships
  • 6 Zonal Teams with the best Under 15 cricketers will play out at the Prairie View Cricket Complex in Houston, Texas from November 10th – 13th
  • The Teams that feature young cricketers from across the USA will play 4 matches each of 40 Overs cricket seeking to be crowned National Champions

USA Cricket is delighted to announce a number of sponsors and all six Zonal playing squads for the first ever USA Cricket Under 15 National Championships which gets underway next week at the Prairie View Cricket Complex in Texas from November 10th – 13th. 

CriticalRiver, a global technology consulting services company enabling enterprises to become future-ready by unlocking the power of digital, are named as the Title Sponsors of this historic event for youth cricket in the United States. USA Cricket is also very pleased to announce two additional Event Partners as Four Oaks Insurance are the Team Uniform Sponsors and the North America Telugu Association (NATA) as the Sponsors of all Performance Awards at the Championships.

The Under 15 National Championships marks the culmination of the first ever pathway of the Zonal Youth Competitions which have been happening across the country over recent months which saw thousands of young players taking part in what has been an important development in the Youth pathways for the game across the United States. The inaugural competition starts next week and will be played with 40 Overs per-side for all of the matches in Texas.

Tournament Director for the U15 National Championships, Kancham Choto said, “This inaugural U15 National Championships hosted by USA Cricket is critical for the development and growth of cricket in the United States. Now the young players have a pathway to the top. I expect that this will motivate them to work harder and encourage new players to start playing the game. USA Cricket will now have a way to start identifying the nation’s talented youngsters and track their progress. Using the many lessons-learned from this year, we have already started developing a better process for next year to include other age groups as well. We expect that this will be an annual fixture for youth cricket.”

USA Cricket would also like to thank the Triggers Colts Cricket League (TCCL) who are assisting with many aspects of the running of the U15 National Championships as the hosting partner. “The Houston youth cricket community is excited to partner with USA Cricket for the much awaited U15 Junior National tournament. We are happy to extend our support with Sponsorship, Volunteering for on the ground logistics for this flagship event is something we pride at Triggers Colts Cricket League.” said Surya Saladi, Chairman of TCCL

Squads

The Zonal Men’s Youth Selection Panels are pleased to name the 14 player squads that will represent each of the 6 USA Cricket Zones. 

Eastern ZoneMid-Atlantic ZoneWest Zone
Aarush NaikAdhiran KarthikrajaAdvaith Krishna
Aayush AthaviaAmrinder Singh GillAmogh Arepally
Adi JoysulaArya GargArmaan Mehta (Vice-Captain)
Arjun PatilAshwath GurumurthyKaran Anand
Danvir SeegobinAyush PatelPranav Reddy Pagydyala
Harsha Bharadwaj (Vice-Captain)Dev Salian (Captain)Rayaan Taj
Jayden HigginsKavin Govindaraju (Wk)Rishi Sharma
Jeremy Samuel (Wk)Kshitij JainRitesh Mohendru
Justin MingoNirmay VashiSahil Garg
Nihaal KocharPrithul BavejaSai Darshan Madapuri
Rishi Rane (Captain/Wk)Ritish Gullapally (Wk)Shreesh Prakash
Rohan PoodariRohit VajjallaSiddhant Senthil
Sahir BhatiaShiv NairSohum Arora (Captain)
Tahmil SyedWesley Jackson (Vice Captain)Vikram Chandar
George Samuel (Coach)Milroy Don (Coach)Rishi Bhardwaj (Coach)
Lalit Bhatia (Manager)Vishal Patel (Manager)Prakash Giri (Manager)
Southwest ZoneSouth ZoneMidwest Zone
Aarav AshokSaharsh ShwethanRahul Basu (Captain)
Aaron ConnollyVivek KanamuriAdnit Jhamb
Aishik GhoshNitish Sudini (Vice-Captain)Ahyan Sayeed
Akhileshnandha SudhakarUtkarsh Srivastava (Captain)Jimit Patel
Arjun Mahesh (Captain)Bhuvan RongaliShiv Shani
Aryan JhaveriAnirudh BolisettyKrish Patel (Wk)
Ayaan KhanAnsh RaiNikhil Mudaliar (Wk)
Dharshan HaribabuJahan PatelSameer Pirzada
Goinda Pranay BalajiTanish DongreMustafa Alam
Sahil LadhaVrishabh DoshiSamir Sahdev
Shawn Jindal (Vice-Captain)Anirud C. SabareesanSparsh Gautam
Suvir GudipatiSharv SaraykarYash Patel
Vihaan MehtaAbhiram YeruvaRaheed Zaman
Vyas SrimanEshaan RajAayush Khanna
Duane Basson (Coach)Clayton Lambert (Coach)Charles D. Thomson (Coach)
Abid Latif (Manager)Swethan Srinivasan (Manager)Ajay Jhamb (Manager)


Schedule & Format

The six teams have been separated into two pools of 3 where they will play 3 matches over the first three days of competition, all of those matches are against the 3 teams listed in the other pool. The teams will then be ranked from 1 through 6 on an open table of all six teams, based on results from the first three days, with the top two teams playing off in the National Championship Final on 13th November. The other four teams will also complete cross-over classification matches for 3rd and 5th positions. The first day of matches also double up as Conference Championship games.

Pool 1Pool 2
West Zone (WZ)Southwest Zone (SWZ)
Midwest Zone (MWZ)South Zone (SZ)
Mid-Atlantic Zone (MAZ)Eastern Zone (EZ)
Ground 1Ground 2Ground 3
Match Day 1 (Thursday 10th November)WZ v SWZMWZ v SZMAZ v EZ
Match Day 2 (Friday 11th November)MWZ v EZSWZ v MAZSZ v WZ
Match Day 3 (Saturday 12th November)MAZ v SZWZ v EZSWZ v MWZ
Match Day 4 (Sunday 13th November)1 v 2
(NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL)
3 v 45 v 6

* Conference Championship fixtures are indicated in the schedule above in bold
** All matches will be played in the 40 Overs format.

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