October 19, 2011
The following has been received by USYCA:
"The New Jersey State Cricket & Umpire's Association (NJSCUA - http://njscua.com) is a US & NJ State registered non profit 501(c)(7) organization founded and run by myself and 2 other individuals whose main vision was to see the betterment of cricket in the region. We at NJSCUA are dedicated/committed to educate, promote and encourage cricket at all levels more so, the critical components in the infrastructure of any Cricket establishment, viz; the Umpire's development, Youth and Women's cricket and the participation of youth in our league games.
As a wise man once said, "You reap what you sow."
NJSCUA believes the right investment to make in the "cricketing domain" is to invest in developing cricket amongst American youth, in educating them in the game, its values and traditions which will eventually lead to the strengthening of the sport in America, and building a future generation of players who will be able to represent our country with pride and success at the international level.
To make this dream a reality, NJSCUA is of the opinion that hundreds and thousands of aspiring young cricketers from across the country must be coached in the basic skills of the game, with a view to creating a pool of talent that will go forward and compete at national level, and one day potentially play international cricket for the US national senior team.
Now, as any cricket administrator tasked with this uphill task will vouch, this job is easier said than done, primarily due to the various challenges (e.g. to create the interest necessary to sustain a development program, lack of infrastructure, etc.) one is likely to encounter along the road and may drop all such plans like a hot potato.
United States Youth Cricket Association (USYCA) is one noble organization who has steadfastly taken up this and other challenges, head-on and has been successful in its own way in achieving its goals so far.
NJSCUA recognizes and appreciates the efforts of USYCA and its office bearers & volunteers, led by their President Jamie Harrison, who have taken a leading role in this direction via its ongoing efforts to tirelessly promote, encourage and foster youth and woman's cricket development in the USA and hence shares the same goals as NJSCUA and hence has no hesitation in joining hands with USYCA in their efforts.
Over the years, USYCA has provided umpteen ways and means for skills development, coaching and competition in cricket to youth (of either gender) to maximize their individual cricket potential and enjoyment, and to provide a variety of pathways for a life-long enjoyment of the game for players of all ages and skills alike. Additionally we believe that USYCA is selflessly committed to provide future teenage cricketers an invaluable opportunity to learn the fundamentals and develop skills of this illustrious game which is so dear to all of us.
Organizing the ICC Level One Coaching (a means of translating knowledge) is one such example that is tantamount to its commitment in promoting cricket at all levels and for all ages.
All in all on behalf of NJSCUA, I'm very excited and welcome the prospects of joining hands with USYCA. I thank USYCA for the opportunity provided to join hands in their noble endeavor and to support them in whatever little way we can. We at NJSCUA will hope this affiliation will cement together and grow stronger, by the day, for years to come, in a way that is mutually beneficial to both organizations in achieving the objectives for which they were formed in the first place.
We wish good luck to USYCA in all of their efforts.
Thanks & Best Regards,
President Deepak Katte of the New Jersey State Cricket and Umpires Association