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USYCA Member Mid-Atlantic Cricket Conference Commended By General Assembly Of Virginia

Received from Dipendra C. Sengupta, Ph.D., President, Mid Atlantic Cricket Conference:





Offered January 9, 2013

Commending the cricket leagues of Virginia.


Patrons-- Carr; Senator: Marsh


WHEREAS, the Mid-Atlantic Cricket Conference and the Central Virginia
Cricket Association have achieved great success in organizing and raising
awareness for the sport of cricket in the Commonwealth; and

WHEREAS, founded from social leagues which played since 1994,
the Mid-Atlantic Cricket Conference (MACC) and Central Virginia Cricket
Association (CVCA) facilitate formal competition in the region; and

WHEREAS, the MACC and CVCA are now comprised of many talented
amateur players and several teams spanning cities throughout Virginia; and

WHEREAS, teams are organized in Henrico, Chesterfield,
Charlottesville, Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Roanoke, and Blacksburg; and

WHEREAS, the MACC and CVCA adhere to the international cricket
code of rules, ensuring the highest possible standards of play and officiating;

WHEREAS, uniting individuals from a variety of different
backgrounds, the MACC and CVCA draw players of Australian, English, South
African, Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan, Caribbean, and West Indian
descent; and

WHEREAS, historical records indicate that early Virginians
William Byrd of Westover and Thomas Jefferson, grandfather of President Thomas
Jefferson, played cricket; and

WHEREAS, both the MACC and CVCA work within their communities
to develop cricket teams, establish cricket venues, and encourage new players
and fans; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring,
That the General Assembly hereby commend the cricket leagues of Virginia for
their years of promoting and encouraging cricket in the Commonwealth; and, be

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates
prepare copies of this resolution for p.resentation to Zulfiqar M. Khan to offer
to MACC President Dipendra C. Sengupta and CVCA President Rajiv Khana for
distribution to regional teams, as an expression of the General Assembly’s
admiration for the cricket leagues of Virginia's work to encourage growth in
local cricket and best wishes for the future.


USYCA extends its heartfelt congratulations to the Mid-Atlantic Cricket Conference on this noteworthy and well-deserved recognition, and wishes it all the best for the 2013 season and beyond.

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