Nayar for Gators’ Male Athlete of the Year,Dase for Leadership at Club Sports Awards Banquet April 21!

the great Shiv Chanderapul,with Gators’ Krishna Dase,when Chanderpaul visited with UCF & UF students in 2010

For well over a year starting in early 2009, I tried to get a viable cricket team going at the University of Florida,but nothing happened in time for either the 2009 or 2010 national Championships.  In September 2010 Krishna Dase came into the picture, and working with American College Cricket got a team together for the November ACC Southeast Championship. We were able to ensure the team got equipment and proper uniforms. American College Cricket’s efforts even resulted in Gators college media writting about cricket for the first time ever in history.

Just 6 months later, cricket is making another huge step in college campuses, as Gators’ cricket Ricky Nayar has been nominated for the Male Athlete of the Year Award, the winner to be announced at the Club Sports Award Banquet on April 21st. 

Nayar excelled at the Southeast Championship, including making a magnificent 65 which almost took his team to victory in the Finals. He was one of the 5 nominees for the MVP Award for the 2011 American College Cricket Spring Break Award, having scored a century, and taken 5 wickets in the same game. 

Krisna Dase aka KD India has been nominated for the “Leadership Award”. Even before a team takes the field it takes a lot of hard work by the Club President, and executive board, and KD’s drive and inititatve ensured the team could be a part of American College Cricket, the stage that resulted in these nominations. 

Ricky Nayar said: ” Thank you and American College Cricket….I got nominated for athlete of the year at UF because of my performances in regionals and nationals of American College Cricket. I never dreamt of this recognition for cricket in college.” 

Krishna Dase said:

“We thank you and American College Cricket for giving us the opportunity to grow, learn and enjoy professionally. Feel proud to be a part of American College Cricket and to get recognized by our University on an impressive note.”
The Gators Cricket Club was also elevated in status this month.


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