Jayesh R. Patel, aka Jay, owner of the Param Veers cricket teams and facilities, has been nominated for induction to the Cricket Hall of Fame in the USA – Class of 2023. He is one of those rare businessmen whose love for the game of cricket transcends boundaries at all levels. Jayesh Patel obtained a Law and Commerce Degree in India and has been a USA hospitality professional, owner, and investor since 1994. He also owns the Param Veers team(s). He has developed multi-sports facilities and sports complexes with cricket academies and state-of-the-art amenities in India, the USA, and soon Panama.
Jayesh’s family has invested millions in cricket-related complexes and facilities in India and the USA during the last 33 years. The investments include 60-plus acres of the multi-discipline sports complex in the North Atlanta, Georgia area, which has six full-size (80 yards) cricket fields with all turf pitches as per ICC recommendations and capable of hosting any international event with semi-stadium amenities.
Param Veers Academy at Cricket Sanjay Farm, Gujarat, India, is one of the finest cricket grounds with outstanding turf pitches in the western part of India. It also has additional grounds for a youth cricket academy with a full-scale indoor facility and all basic amenities for cricket. Additionally, it has residential accommodation facilities for two teams in a proper farmhouse, resort-type environment.
The versatile owner and investor have made tremendous contributions to developing and promoting cricket in the USA through various engagements and participation. The Atlanta Param Veers is the only professional team from the USA to compete in over a dozen professional tournaments, including Minor League Cricket, US Open T20, Atlanta Open, and many other high-profile events. Atlanta Param Veers team was crowned champions of the US Open T20 in 2019, with the legendary Universe Boss Chris Gayle leading the team from the front. Over 50 legends and international players have represented Atlanta Param Veers in various competitions.
Jayesh Patel is a thorough gentleman with a deep understanding of the game and has tremendous respect for the legendary and senior cricketers. He admires their contributions to the game of cricket as its true ambassadors. Many legendary cricketers who have visited the facilities to endorse Param Veers initiatives include Sunil Gavaskar, Universe Boss Chris Gayle, Champion of Champions Dwayne Bravo, ICC Hall of Famer Shivnarine Chanderpaul, and many more. These legends, too, have shown tremendous respect for Jayesh Patel for what he has done for the game in the USA and India.
Param Veers has also joined hands with some of the best experts and experienced professionals in the cricket world for team administration, coaching, and management. Some renowned professionals include Monty Desai, former West Indies batting coach Esuan Crandon and Jatin Patel, USA Cricket Hall of Famer, and multi-discipline coach.
Param Veers has provided financial support for a few tournaments, leagues, and teams in the past 33 years to help youngsters keep their interest in cricket intact. The organization has also sponsored and hosted many private and community tournaments and exhibition games to promote cricket in the USA and India. Jayesh Patel is also a patron for many youth cricket tournaments in USA and India, where he has facilitated exposure for foreign trips for youngsters in the USA. The only academy in the USA to win an ICC Best Junior Development Global Award in 2003, USA Cricket Academy, has also done a few tours to India.
Jayesh Patel was always ambitious to develop international quality grounds and facilities with the adequate infrastructure to fulfill the needs of USA and soon in Panama cricket by joining hands with the top-notch professionals and experts from world cricket. His desire to see the growth of cricket in the USA and his dedication towards the same, coupled with strong family support, has resulted in three decades of unending developmental activities in the USA and expanding academies to help cricket in the Americas (North, Central, and South America).