Tournament Director: Daun Jacobsen
This June, women from around the country are coming to Cupertino, California to compete in the National Women’s Cricket Tournament conducted by the United States of America Cricket Association
(USACA). This is the first time this event will be held on the west coast and people are very excited.
“We are really looking forward to some fun cricket” states Raj Padhi, USACA’s director for the west region. “Women’s cricket is still very young but growing in this country and we hope that, by seeing women play at this level, more in the area will be inspired to join.”
Indeed, five teams will be participating in the tournament which is already a big jump from last year’s two teams. The goal is to have women’s teams in all the eight regions of USACA within the next couple of years.
The tournament will begin June 4 with a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new international-standard pitch at the Cupertino library ground on Torre Avenue. This ceremony will be followed by matches on that day plus June 5 and 6. The winners will be honored at the end of play on June 6 and all will be celebrated for participating in this event.
The United States of America Cricket Associatio
n (USACA) is a national non-profit organization that governs the game of cricket all around the USA. Its mission is to promote the game of Cricket at all levels in the country, develop national teams that will be competitive and successful in international competitions, and to become a symbol of excellence in sports throughout the world.