November 26, 2012
For the past ten years, the Florida Cricket Academy has been a national leader in the development of young American cricketers, including many who have gone on to play at the highest levels. It's president, Wayne Ramnarine, a WICB Level 2 coach and former USACA Youth Coordinator, has developed a reputation as one of the finest mentors of raw cricket talent in America today, and as a man of great vision and integrity. Additionally, the Florida Cricket Academy has staged the only under-19 national event the past 4 years running.
Today, we are thrilled to announce that the FCA has added its strength to the ranks of USYCA as an Affiliate Member, and will be working closely with USYCA to rapidly grow youth cricket at the grassroots level in South Florida. FCA and USYCA are already formulating plans to expand the number of children playing in Miramar, where FCA is based. The short term goal is to have this component of the FCA's program ready for the City of Miramar demonstration in early February 2013 after their International under-19 tournament in January.
"I am overjoyed that someone of the stature of Wayne Ramnarine, and that an organization such as the Florida Cricket Academy, will be partnering with USYCA in the critical South Florida region," said president Jamie Harrison. "Wayne's leadership and FCA's talented coaches will make a great combination as we grow cricket in this very important area. We couldn't be more honored to begin this wonderful association."
Wayne Ramnarine, FCA's President said, "In addition to mentoring the current talent pool in the FCA, we need to begin a grassroots development plan. Partnering with USYCA and Jamie Harrison is the first step towards our expanded vision to diversify our current model."