American College Cricket has been leading the game’s impact in the USA in important ways from its inception in 2009. The NY Times coverage of the first American College Cricket Championship in March 2009 was the most shared Times article of that week, & led to the Times doing regular articles on international cricket ever since. ESPN showed interest in broadcasting American College Cricket from 2009, and in March 2014 the American College Cricket National Championship became the first cricket in America to be broadcast on ESPN !
In March 2010 American College Cricket became the first organisation in USA & Canada to webstream, when it streamed the Semis & Finals of the 2010 American College Cricket Spring Break Championship (with 4 camera, close ups & commentators). The Championship itself set a record for the largest cricket tournament ever – 47 games in 4 days. No one, other than American College Cricket, has done a stream with the same level of quality.
York College, UMBC, University of South Florida & York University were the teams on that first web stream. In March 2011 American College Cricket streamed 6 more games, and the Championship had 67 matches in 5 days !
In October 2011 American College Cricket was the first in USA & Canada, to TELEVISE cricket, when our exclusive broadcast partner TV Asia televised SIX (6) games, the Semis & Finals of the American College Cricket Northeast & Mid Atlantic regionals in NYC. Rutgers, NYU-Poly, Ryerson U, NJIT, Penn State, York College & UMBC were the pioneering teams.
March 2012 the Semis & Finals of the American College Cricket National Championship was televised from the CBRP Cricket Stadium in Florida, & a full season was broadcast by TV Asia from Oct through Dec 2012, followed by the 2013 & 24 Nationals final four & Finals. TV Asia has since televised 36 American College Cricket matches.
Another huge first was Coca Cola & Dish Network becoming sponsors of American College Cricket in 2012 – the first major American companies to become involved in USA domestic cricket. To be a sponsor of American College Cricket, year round & for our Championships, contact Lloyd Jodah, email-Dogevpr2@aim.com.
Since 2012 CricHQ has provided groundbreaking scoring, competition & statistical tools which are now spreading all over North America.
Since 2009 the American College Cricket National Championship has been the Crown Jewel of the ICC ODI-Certified Central Broward Regional Park (CBRP) Cricket Stadium, putting the Stadium on worldwide webstreams, TV in Canada & US and ESPN, and 2015 will continue the annual tradition.
West Indies batting legend Shiv Chanderpaul today issued a statement from the West Indies, where he’s playing in the Test series vs New Zealand:“I’m pleased to announce the 2015 American College Cricket National Championship will be held March 11 to March 15 2015, at the CBRP Cricket Stadium in Florida. For the 6th time, top college teams in the USA & Canada will compete to win the Chanderpaul Trophy, from the defending National Champion, the University of South Florida.”
“Chanderpaul is # 8 on the list of top Tests all time run scorers, and is the only active player to ever to be actively involved in developing the game in the USA,” said American College Cricket President Lloyd Jodah who continues to develop teams in universities all across USA & Canada. If your college does not have a cricket club & you wish to start one contact Lloyd – Dogevpr2@aim.com. More than 60 colleges are now members of American College Cricket and having tournaments is only a part of what we do – its important to understand this if you wish to be a member.
We were part of the historic Cricket Exhibition at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown & partnered with ESPN in promoting their cricket broadcasts, beginning with the 2012 T20 World Cup. We have been covered by the New York Times, Washington Post, Canada’s Globe & Mail, LA Daily News, NY Daily News,Sun Sentinel, Voice of America & countless college media.