March 7, 2011
USYCA happily welcomes its newest member, the Bolingbrook Cricket League.
The BCL is a community based non-profit organization located in a
diverse and picturesque village in the Chicago suburbs, and its
award-winning Park District contains two excellent cricket grounds. Their volunteer youth program, which emphasizes strong character and a
positive environment, is just one example of the ways BCL gives back to
The youth program, a member of the Bolingbrook Athletic Council, is
offered at only $20 per child for the season and enrolls children from
the ages of 6-18. This program, which is just another example of how
cricket is expanding in American society, attracted over 65 children in
2010 and continues to grow. Its coaching staff is fully trained to
deal with youths through league-provided training and the league
provides all necessary equipment and drinking water as well.
"The BCL is proud to become an associate member of the USYCA and to
be able to provide this type of a youth program," said Mir Ali,
President of the Bolingbrook Cricket League.
The Bolingbrook community is also proud to launch their new adult
league, the Bolingbrook Premier League (BPL), which is taking cricket to
another level. "By exposing our youngsters to cricket at a very young
age we now have created the BPL, so they can continue their passion for
cricket and at the same time it ensure that the sport is in good hands
when we depart," Ali said.
"The addition of the Bolingbrook Cricket League to the USYCA team is
very exciting news, and we couldn't be more excited," Jamie Harrison,
USYCA President said. "To have an organization of the caliber of BCL
working with us in the Chicago area will mean great things for youth
Please visit the BCL website at www.bolingbrookcricket.com to see the great strides made in promoting cricket by the Bolingbrook community.