November 15, 2013
USYCA 2nd Vice-President Jatin Patel recently concluded his visit to Antigua, where he met with a number of cricket leaders such as Andy Roberts and Curtley Ambrose.
Patel's first meeting was with Zorol Bartley, Fitzroy Quinland (Chairman of the Cricket Committee), Cleve Joseph (former Antigua fast bowler and member of Cricket Committee), Kenneth Benjamin and Pernel Watley (former Antigua fast bowler and current Development Officer) at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium to discuss cricket coaching and development in Antigua, and also to give his views on USA cricket development, with an eye toward future partnerships.
Later, Patel met with entire ABCA cricket committee, where coaching was again discussed, including how Antigua and the USA might join together to provide coaching opportunities for youth in the USA.
Patel was recently honored by the American Cricket Federation as its first Volunteer of the Month.