In 2008 the PSAL introduced cricket as a varsity sport in the high schools with thirteen schools scheduled to compete for the first ever high school cricket championship in the United States of America.
Regular season matches were played from April – June and history was made when Newcomers won the PSAL Inaugural Cricket Championship.
After four successful years the New York City Public School Athletic Cricket League (PSAL) kicked off the 2012 cricket season on April 2nd with over three hundred official matches scheduled to be played from April – May.
Outstanding Performance during week 1:
(1) Troy Mars (117 runs) – John Adams
(2) Shyam Bhatt (8 wickets) – Bronx Science HS
(3) Asfaque Chowdhury (5 wicket haul and 40 runs retired) – Dewitt Clinton
(4) Akramol Haque (57 runs) – Brooklyn International
(5) Mohaiminul Islam (52 runs) – FDR
(6) Amarnauth Persaud (53 runs) – Martin Van Buren
(7) Hamad Hussain (56 runs) – John Bowne
(8) Mohammed Islam (57 runs) – Newcomers
Please note the above Statistics were obtained from scorecards listed on the PSAL website.