California Cricket Academy (CCA) is very proud to finish off the second year of the California Cricket Festival (CCF) for Under-11 and Under-13 kids in Cupertino. The Under-17 national event is scheduled for August 10-13. A total of 22 Teams will participate in three events when concluded.
The Under-11 event was won by TCCL from Houston, defeating CCA Lightening in the finals while CCA Falcons won the Under-13 tournament defeating CCA All Stars team in the final. Pranav Chettipalyam of Cricmax won the Under-11 MVP, and Anuvrat Shukla of CCA won the Under-13 MVP award. All the tournament scores, MVP, MOM and other details can be found on www.facebook.com/calcricket . Grey Nicolls will be giving out special prizes to all the individual category winners and MVPs.
Biju Kattuparambil, Chairman of the event thanked all the participants for making it another memorable CCF. He added, “It was our pleasure to provide a platform for the young talent and it is great to see the improvement in USA cricket. We always look at ways to improve this flagship event and suggestions from participants are welcome. This year we relaxed the age requirement for girls, and as a result we had at least five girls who participated. Each game was umpired by certified umpires which included several senior players of CCA. We thank them for volunteering.”
Coaches from SCCA, Cricmax, St. Louis and Atlanta – Mumtaz Yousuf, Shrey Patel, Ajay, and Murali again thanked organizers for a wonderful experience as the boys and girls had four days of great cricket and fun. Volunteers from EYCA and SCYCA also expressed similar feelings. Everyone appreciated that food was delivered on time and there was plenty of variety and quantity.
Diamond Sponsor Tech Mahindra continues their sponsorship of the event and expressed their continuous support in the years ahead, to help grow the game in the USA through the CCF. Similarly, Platinum sponsor ThinkPalm, Engineering Services company sponsored the event for the second year in a row. Arkrit, a Workday Services solution provider raised their sponsorship to Gold. Job Search Company for Professionals Dice and Chaat Bhavan, a popular vegetarian restaurant with multiple locations in the Bay area were also Gold Sponsors for the event. We had small businesses like Legal DNA, Dhiren and Anandi Undakat Real Estate, Loan and Insurance Services and The Hills at Vallco builders of Cupertino Main Street Services and for the eight year sponsored CCA. TechVulcan, a semiconductor design solution provider again sponsored CCF for the second year as a small business.
CCA President Kinjal Buch thanked all the sponsors for enabling an event of such magnitude, and continues to lend its support. As the popularity for the game is now picking up in a big way, none of this would have been possible without the support from the City of Cupertino, volunteers and support from the local clubs, Spartans. The event now in its second year is creating a wave among the cricket clubs in North America. It is a-one-of-a-kind for the age groups involved anywhere in the North American continent.