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College Cricket All America First Team

Media Release
April, 9th, 2010

Steve Kalloo, umpiring since 1989 (WICUA/USCUA), has officiated International games and has spent decades watching Test and First Class cricket. Umpire Kalloo said the fielding at the 2010 American College Cricket Spring Break Championship was “some of the best fielding I have seen…..as good as Test level.“

Hassan Choghtai’s of York University catch in the VOA News video was one of countless great fielding moments.

American College Cricket President Lloyd Jodah in announcing the All America 1st Team, said: “I saw icons like Rohan Kanhai and Gary Sobers play and as a boy I woke Alvin Kallicharran in the mornings to bowl to him in the nets. I saw West Indies cricket at its fiery best with Andy Roberts, Michael Holding, Colin Croft, Malcolm Marshall, Joel Garner etc.


York University of Canada that won the 2010 American College Cricket Tournament.

Growing up I witnessed countless other greats like Imran Khan, Sunil Gavaskar, Majid Khan, Zaheer Abbas, Clive Lloyd, Dennis Lillee, Jeff Thomson, the Chappells play. My youngest brother Errol could probably have gone on to play Test cricket, had he not left the West Indies.”

“Point is I know good cricket when I see it. Our College Cricketers, though part-time players, played some great cricket, and represented the game and their schools well. The youthful athleticism, drive and school spirit, added to talent, made it as exciting as one could wish.”

“Picking the All America Teams was very difficult, and there were many more who could have been included. We feel that the All America 1st Team includes only some of the wonderful student athletes who participated."

“Leaders like Hashim Khan (GMU), Sudeep Misra (T-Birds), Maaz Tasneem Khan (CW), Ankush Chandra (BU), Anand Patel (UMBC), Gavish Sharma (UPenn), Kalpesh Patel (UMiami), and Tarun Tiyagi (USC) did a lot of work to get their Teams to the Championship. Without leadership like theirs, players would not get the opportunity to be at the Championship”

College Cricket All America 1st Team (in random order)
Adil Bhatti (Montgomery) (Captain)
Nalin Chopra (Rutgers)
Mahjuj Sourav (York University)
Tarun Sandhu (USC)
Adrian Gordon (NYU-Poly)
Prassana Ravishankar (Auburn)
Itai Njani (Wooster)
Amr Hassan (GWU)
Akeem Dodson (York College)
Roshan Rai (UPenn)
Harsha Boddeppali (USF)
Saminda Sawardena (St Cloud)
Ankit Sehgal (Montgomery)
Romel Somavat (OSU)
Khushroo Wadia (York U)



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