Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle did the honors a the ribbon cutting ceremony. Photo courtesy of Anukul Creations Photography

Cartersville, GA: Legendary West Indian opener Chris Gayle, popularly known as Universe Boss, inaugurated one of the six fields in the Paramveers Cricket Complex in Cartersville – Rydal (North of Atlanta, GA) on June 13, 2022, in the presence of hosts Jayesh and Sima Patel, and the Paramveers management. USA Cricket Hall of Famer Jatin Patel anchored the event.

Happy to join the Paramveer Family, the swashbuckling and colorful Chris Gayle said: “I am excited at the prospect of this facility. It can become one of the best cricket facilities in the USA and the world. I am very happy to be part of the Paramveer Family, and I extend all my support to them and the growth of cricket in the United States.”

Chris Gayle and Paramveer Family
The Paramveer family poses with Chris Gayle. Photo courtesy of Anukul Creations Photography

Chris Gayle, whose MVP performance helped the Paramveers to win the US Open T20 title in 2020, added, “Today, I also want to confirm my participation in the opening match at this venue, whenever that happens.”

Speaking during the inauguration, the facility’s owner Jayesh Patel said: “We want this facility to be known worldwide as the first family-owned unique sports complex in the USA which can benefit cricket and many other sports for generations to come. It’s a dream come true for us, as we have managed to put together a highly professional and resolute team with extensive expertise and experience working on this project to accomplish quality outcomes. I want to thank Dhiraj Prasanna, a former BCCI curator with three decades of experience, and Jatin Patel, a multi-sports coach working as a consultant and advisor. We also have Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based Melton Taylor, and renowned Samuel Plummer to oversee the project and lead the facility development, including turf pitches and grounds.”

“We are also very thankful to our Paramveers team partner Dr. Jagmohan Viroja and our dependable administrators Suren Gandavaram and Pramod Pawar for looking after the day-to-day operations of this project,” added Jayesh Patel.

Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle speaks at the inauguration. Photo courtesy of Anukul Creations Photography

The Paramveers Cricket Complex is a 40 plus acres facility owned by Jayesh, Sima, and Param Patel. The Complex has been the dedicated home of the Paramveers Cricket Club since 2014. The facility also houses the youth academy established primarily for developing the game among the younger generation in the region. The facility, which consists of six full-size cricket grounds with 80-yard boundaries, is being developed to make it one of the major cricket facilities in the Southeastern part of the United States.

Plans are underway to build an international standard facility with a pavilion clubhouse equipped with state-of-the-art amenities. The Paramveers Cricket Complex can be one of North America’s most modern technology-equipped cricket facilities. The management is also looking to finish five turf pitches this summer with the ambition to make one of the few international cricket venues in the US capable of hosting national or international cricket events. The Paramveers family, involved in the hospitality business for thirty-plus years, also owns a large cricket facility in South Gujarat, India.

Media release from the Atlanta Param Veers.