February 16, 2011
Omaha Cricket Club has become the newest member of USYCA. OCC has been in existence since
1991, and has five cricket ball teams and 11 tennis ball/softball teams
within the club. Winners of the Midwest/Kansas City League in 2003 and
2007, the club's home grounds are in historic N. P. Dodge Park and Levi
Carter Park. The Omaha Cricket Club is dedicated to spreading the game
to children in schools and in the community, and has conducted several
cricket clinics in Omaha area for several years.
"For a true cricketer, it is very important to feed cricket to
younger, next generations to keep the sport alive, rather than just
play, watch and enjoy the game by themselves," Bhaskar Krishna,
President of the Omaha Cricket Club said. "The tradition of cricket
should flow in to the community and the kids stream to make cricket an
integral part of their life. The joy of cricket is enormous when you
teach a kid, even more than scoring a century or making a hattrick. I
think USYCA has a strong plan and resources to do that and we are happy
to be affiliated with them."
Club has done a great job over the past few years in helping to grow
youth cricket in Nebraska, and USYCA is very happy that they are joining
our team," USYCA President Jamie Harrison said. "This is a
forward-thinking group of cricketers who can see the value in investing
in young people. They are working to make things happen in Omaha and
Lincoln, and we're looking forward to working with them."