INDIANAPOLIS, OCT 31 : The United States of America Cricket Association has appointed native-born cricket and baseball coach Mike Young and former West Indies cricket skipper Shivnarine Chanderpaul as USACA Cricket Ambassador, according to October E-Newsletter of USCA.
They willl join Colin “Funky” Miller as the second and third ambassadors for USACA. The USACA Cricket Ambassador Program is designed to align past and current specialists in the game who exhibit an interest in the positive development of US cricket with the apex body for the sport in the USA. With US cricket taking on a more professional shape and new direction, it hopes to include cricket professionals with new ideas and initiatives for development and growth in its operations.
Both Young and Chanderpaul hail from cricketing backgrounds with international experience (playing and/or coaching) and reside in the United States. With their diverse backgrounds and experiences, USACA believes the new ambassadors will bring a new flavor to cricket in this country.
“USACA is seeking high profile people residing in the US to support the new direction for cricket in this country. Mike is an American success story. He successfully transitioned from baseball into cricket and achieved amazing results in both sports. USACA believes that American kids will identify with him and his journey. “Shiv is a born leader who had the honor of leading the West Indies. He is an inspiration to young players and will provide them with example of how hard work and dedication can pay off”, CEO Mr. Darren Beazley said.
USACA would like to congratulate both of them on their honorary roles.