MCA Joint Head Coaches Shyam Mayasandra and Vasanth Krishnaswami are currently drawing up plans for the forthcoming season. It is hoped to announce soon details of an instructional league for younger players, and practice and playing arrangements for more experienced players. MCA members who are interested in playing in the MichCA 40-overs tournament this year should let the MCA Information Director (who is also an officer of Motown Cricket Club) know of their interest as soon as possible.
In February DreamCricket announced the following USACA plans for national youth tournaments this year:
“The first tournament of the year is the inaugural U-17 National Championship which is set to be staged on Memorial Day weekend from May 27 to 30 in Orlando, Fla. It will be used to help select a team for the first ever ICC Americas U-17 tournament that is slated for early July.
The USACA U-15 National Championship is targeted for July 8 to 11 in Connecticut. The state hosted the USACA U-19 Eastern Conference tournament in 2010. USA’s U-15 team will be playing in the ICC Americas U-15 Northern Division in Canada this August.
The USACA Junior Nationals will not be held until after the USA U-19 team has participated in the ICC U-19 World Cup Global Qualifier in Ireland from July 28 to August 9. [It was stated] that it would be held in Los Angeles but that a date had not been determined … it would likely be held on a school holiday weekend in September or October. A quick look at the calendar shows that Columbus Day weekend is the most probable date. Despite not having any tournament before the USA U-19 team travels to Ireland, a camp may be organized in early June in order to prepare the team and offer a chance for reserve players to push for selection.”
Also in February, the