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East Bay Youth Cricket Celebrates National Youth Cricket Day With Scholarship Presentation

EYCA President Gopal and Coach OG bestowing sponsorship award to Manik on March 24, 2012 during Youth Cricket Day

Release from East Bay Youth Cricket Association:

EYCA awarded a cricket scholarship to a young cricket loving youngster for its 2012 season, through its Scholarship Fund, which was started in 2011.

The 2012 scholarship is awarded to Manik Wason, born in Hisar, India, who has been playing cricket since the age of nine. Manik is a current player on the EYCA's Packers roster and has been a member of the club since its inception two years back. As part of this scholarship, EYCA will absorb various expenses required for his continuation in cricket, such as coaching, equipment, travel, games fees, etc.

The 13 year-old wicketkeeper and captain of the EYCA Packers team represented the club at various cricket ventures last year and describes himself as a cricketer with a "never give up" attitude who loves competition. He states that he is always seeking to learn something new, so that he may become a better cricketer. He also enjoys batting and has demonstrated his prowess with the willow on a number of occasions while representing EYCA.

EYCA CFO labels Manik as "...a hard-working cricketer, as well as a hard-working student." If his determination and commitment to the sport of cricket is any indication, the young man has a very bright future ahead of him.

If any leading organization wants to be a part of this scholarship program, then they can reach out to us at cricket.eastbay@gmail.com. We would love to extend this program so that more kids can play cricket without financial constraints.

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