ACC All Star Weekend: USA vs Canada Jan 27 & 28 in Orlando !

The 2 Captains, Jan 17: Saurabh Netravalkar, India U19 & Cornell & Hassan Mirza (Ryerson).

The 2 Captains, Jan 17: Saurabh Netravalkar, India U19 & Cornell & Hassan Mirza (Ryerson).

In 1844 the 1st sporting event of any kind took place in New York City. It was a cricket match between USA & Canada. That event marked the 1st time young men from different countries battled on a Playing Field instead of a battlefield, a momentous accomplishment that is not celebrated. To commemorate the occasion we started our USA vs Canada Series where some of the best college players from Canada & America compete vs each other.

USA vs Canada Series Series V in Toronto the American College Cricket USA team led by Andy Sudan (Everest) pulled off the improbable, it won in Canada, defying the Home field advantage that had so far been a feature of the exciting Series vs Canadian College Cricket Canadian team ! A brilliant century by Krithik Udayashar (Florida Tech) in Game 1 gave USA a heightened level of confidence though they lost. Then in Game 2 a magnificent century by Meetul Patel (Everest) gave USA the victory in extreme cold, partly because the game was played until 1 am !

Rain overnight meant Game 3 had to be called off, leaving Series V drawn, and the Series Field 2-2.

These 2 centuries followed Hassan Mirza’s (Ryerson) century last year for Canada,& Yug Rao (Ryerson)’s 106 for Canada in Jan 2017 in Texas. There have been other thrilling innings including Vignesh Rg’s (USF) 72, Naseer Khan (USF) 76, Sai Ramesh (USF) 70. The 1st Series, in Canada, was streamed on Youtube. The 3 Series in Canada have been played in the Toronto area whilst in the USA, they have been played in LA, California & Houston, Texas.

This year California was again a possibility but Dallas Texas even more so. Utilizing the new fields we have on the UT Dallas & UT Arlington campuses would have been awesome ! However, the South East, as the best Conference at using Facebook earned the opportunity. Consequently their players will also get the opportunity to play on a South East All Stars team vs USA.

USA vs Canada Series VI will be held on Jan 27 & 28, 2018 near Orlando, in Kissimmee at Poinciana Cricket Field 2500 Poinciana Parkway, Kissimmee, FL 34759. Kissimmee is a small town near Orlando and Disneyland. The wicket is an artificial surface similar to the side fields of Central Broward Regional PArk, where which we’ve been using since 2009.

There will be 4 matches: 1 – South East All Stars vs USA and 2 – USA vs Canada on Saturday. Then on Sunday will be 2 USA vs Canada matches.

The Short List of possible players will be released by this weekend, and then the Final team about a week later. Stats on Cric Clubs for 2017 Nationals, 2017 Regionals & 2017 Home & Away season will be considered but only those players who help promote our Mission by sharing American College Cricket posts on Facebook will be shortlisted. Club Presidents & Top FB Sharers, regardless of stats, are also considered. American College Cricket is not just about ON field performance but also OFF the field effort.

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