Meet the Cricket Bee Advisory Committee

Suraj Viswanathan

Suraj Viswanathan

Bay Area

Suraj, a serial investor and entrepreneur, is the co-founder of ProCricshop a leading retail offering wide range of leading brand Cricket & Sporting equipments in US. Suraj was recently elected as the Chairman of BACA (Bay Area Cricket Alliance), prior to this he served as their Vice Chairman since 2011. Under his leadership BACA has been driving cricket beyond the boundary by initiating and evangelizing the sport into the Bay Area Schools. Suraj's enthusiasm and energy to promote cricket is now being channeled to promote Cricket Bee - a cricket quiz that tests the knowledge of the enthusiast.

Nadia T. Gruny

Nadia T. Gruny

Bay Area

Nadia T. Gruny is the manager of Oracle's global employee volunteer program. She is a member of the U.S. national women's cricket team, a cricket enthusiast, and an advocate for using sports as a tool to effect positive social change. Nadia is also a board member of Cricket for Cubs and a coach with the East Bay Youth Cricket Association. A native of Trinidad and Tobago, Nadia earned her MBA and Masters in Sports Business. She is a contributor at Huffington Post where she often writes about the business of cricket.

Anuj Patel

Anuj Patel

Bay Area

Anuj is an avid cricket fan who is involved with NCCA in various capacities like player, umpire, executive committee member, Board of Director, for past 20 years. He played as an all-rounder for Cruisers/Indus/Union City cricket clubs and is a current member of Cougars Cricket Club. He developed the idea of starting independent umpires panel for NCCA and was able to form a strong core of NCCA Umpires Panel which is serving the league since 2011. During 2005 through 2010, he helped Youth Committee to help them with continuous growth of NCCA Youth team and now again he is leading Youth program since 2016 season. Apart from involvement with NCCA, Anuj is busy with his family, fulltime IT Career and his business.

Ahmed Jeddy

Ahmed Jeddy

Dallas

Ahmed Jeddy is currently serving as the 2nd Vice President of the United States of America Cricket Association (USACA). He also has US cricket administration credentials serving on the USACA Board of Directors as Central West Regional Representative from 2008 – 2012. Mr. Jeddy has been a supporter and positive contributor to US cricket for over 20 years. Mr. Jeddy has always been passionate in helping many young and aspiring cricketers both in his region and throughout the country, and enjoys using his platform for the widespread promotion of the sport.

Shariq Hamid

Shariq Hamid

Dallas

Shariq is a Computer Engineer by education, but an entrepreneur and an inventor at heart. When he’s not busy being the Founder/COO of the Fun Asia or his tech firm PH Technicals Labs, Shariq enjoys playing Cricket in the North Texas Cricket League. Shariq shows his passion for Cricket during world cricket events by hosting a radio show on Fun Asia 104.9fm. Shariq brings a wealth of Cricket knowledge and local network connectivity to the MoneyGram Cricket Bee.

Jagannath (Uday) Poosarla

Jagannath (Uday) Poosarla

Dallas

He is an experienced and passionate cricket player and has been actively involved in the Dallas Cricket League (DCL) Youth program (DYCL) since 2010. He is instrumental in developing youth cricket and promoting the game of cricket to number of school districts in the Dallas/Fort worth area. He is currently working with DYCL Knights a premier youth team in DFW and hosting another national tournament in July 2017 - The Texas Youth Independence Cup. Poosarla has a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Houston, TX. Currently, he is the Vice President of Extuit LLC, specializing in engineered and Big Data platforms.

Mir Ali

Mir Ali

Chicago

Mir is the founder of a sports league dedicated to the youth of the community known as the Bolingbrook Cricket League. Through this league, he has provided the youth a platform to succeed in the sport of cricket and beyond. The league’s star program, “Wickets not Tickets” provides underprivileged and at risk kids the mentorship and guidance they need. He also serves on the Pace Bus Advisory Board, USA Cricket Association Board, and International Cricket Council Performance Committee and is the recipient of numerous accolades for his service in the business community.

Atul Huckoo

Atul Huckoo

New Jersey

Atul Huckoo, a media industry veteran with almost 20 years’ experience in media sales, marketing and promotions. He has worked with major media outlets like Gulf News, India Today and Willow TV. Atul shows his passion for Cricket by doing missionary work of championing the cause of the game of cricket in USA. He is the Founder and President of Edison Cricket Club in NJ and is also a close advisor and confidant of Cricket greats like Gavaskar, Sehwag, Kirmani and Sandhu.

Srujal Parikh

Srujal Parikh

New Jersey

Srujal Parikh is the co-founder and President of the National School of Cricket. The school is a non-profit organization that endeavors to provide cricket opportunities to the youth of America. Cricket is a unique sport that promotes skill, competition, camaraderie and sportsmanship. Sportsmanship is woven into the tapestry of cricket and many lessons can be garnered from the youth of America. Srujal is also a tireless community leader who has served on various community organizations and is currentky the Vice President of the Federation of Indian Associations.

Delkash Shahriarian

Delkash Shahriarian

New York/ New Jersey

Delkash is an American Cricket Federation (ACF) certified Level 2 coach and Level 1 instructor. She is involved with coaching the New York youth players - girls and boys, familiarizing them with the game. She has received numerous awards including an Excellence in Sports scholarship award by FEZANA, USA (2013). Delkash plans to continue her journey with the USA Women’s National Cricket team in preparation for the upcoming ICC Womens qualifier’s in 2019.

Derek Perera

Derek Perera

Greater Toronto Area

Derek is one of the most qualified coaches and respected worldwide in the cricketing circles. Apart from his playing experience as an international cricketer, he is a certified Level 2 cricket coach. In addition, he has undergone specialist cricket coach training at MRF Pace Foundation and ICC High Performance workshops. One of his key strengths as a coach is his extensive background in Sports Science with an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology and now his studies at the Masters level in Sports and Exercise Science and Health Promotion.

Hassan Mirza

Hassan Mirza

Greater Toronto Area

Hassan Mirza is an enthusiastic cricketer, entrepreneur (international student recruitment), Activist ( Chair AWOC community board) & Co- Founder & President of Canadian College Cricket(CCC) . He also serve as the Board Member for the North America’s biggest cricket league Toronto & District Cricket Association. Hassan is involved with all facets of high-profile cricket within Canada. He has also built strong relations with other leagues in North America and has helped develop several junior and senior programs. He is a talented cricketer who has played highest level of cricket in Canada alongside professional National cricketers . On the professional front, Hassan has studied Business Management at Ryerson University and works for Bell Canada as a PMP/Client Relations Consultant.

Jamie Lloyd

Jamie Lloyd

QuizMaster

Jamie will serve as this years Quiz Master for the Cricket Bee. He is currently Head of Fan Engagement for CricHQ and was the former Manager of the Americas Region for Dream11. Jamie is well known to the cricket community through his work as a commentator and scorer at various tournaments around North America. Jamie was a former Game Development manager in his home city of Auckland, New Zealand. Jamie is also a level 2 coach and holds a degree in Sports Business Management.