American Cricket Federation
The American Cricket Federation is very happy to announce that former USA captain Sushil Nadkarni will become the first American cricketer on its Honorary Advisory Board.

Sushil Nadkarni is the first USA player to join ACF Honorary Advisory Board. (Photo by Shiek Mohamed)

A former opener for the India 19-U squad who then went on to play in the Ranji Cup, Sushil emigrated to Texas in 1999 at the age of 23. Sushil joined the US national side in 2006, and scored a century on debut against the Cayman Islands.

In 2008, Sushil recorded the highest score in any format for USA with his 197 against Suriname, and then two years later, against the Cayman Islands again, he scored the United States’ fastest-ever century in 50-over cricket, accomplishing the feat in a mere 54 balls.

Sushil finished his career ranked second in overall runs for USA, both in T20 and 50-over cricket with a batting average of 51.31, and led the American squad at the 2012 World T20 Qualfier in the UAE.

“It is a privilege and an honor for me to join the Honorary Advisory Board to provide input for cricket development in the USA,” said Nadkarni. “The Board already has cricket greats such as Ian Chappell, Michael Holding, Clive Lloyd, Shaun Pollock, Alvin Kallicharran, Damien Martyn, Nathan Bracken, Julien Fountain and Stuart MacGill, and I look forward to interactions with this elite group on cricketing matters.

“Having played competitive cricket at all levels in USA since 2001, and for the USA National Team since 2006 until my recent retirement in December 2014, I hope to share key insights and learn new ideas while working with the group.”

ACF CEO Jamie Harrison said, “We couldn’t have asked for a better individual to become the first American player on the Honorary Advisory Board than Sushil Nadkarni. Sushil’s success as a player, and the fact that he is among the most respected ever to play cricket for the United States, makes him the perfect choice.

“I am sure that the other members of the HAB will be delighted to welcome Sushil to their elite circle, and I look forward to working with Sushil as we build cricket in the United States toward great heights.”