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Largest Cricket clinic in the United States at MSU

Organized by MSU Cricket Club

Dates:June 6 - July 11, 2005
Venue:RecPlex, MSU

MSUCC News Release


Those who term cricket as an unknown sport in United States, take note!! Biggest ever cricket clinic in United States is being held at Mississippi State University (MSU). MSU Cricket Club and MSU Student Association are co-organizing the largest cricket clinic in the United States as part of the 2005 National Youth Sports Program (NYSP) summer camp conducted by the MSU's Holmes Cultural Diversity Center. MSU has been a strong supporter of the game of cricket. This Cricket Clinic is one such endeavor to introduce cricket to children in the local community.

Holmes Cultural Diversity Center [HCDC] strives to enhance the college experience of culturally diverse students at Mississippi State University. HCDC has been organizing the National Youth Sports Program (NYSP) summer camp successfully for the last two years. This year HCDC is going beyond the American sports pursuits and introducing a non-American sport, cricket to the kids.

The Cricket clinic for the 2005 NYSP Summer camp is co-organized by MSU Cricket Club (MSUCC) and MSU Student Association (SA). The clinic is a window of opportunity to promote the game of cricket at the grass root level in the United States. Cricket clinic will be held from June 6 to July 11, 2005 from 7:30am to 1:30pm at MSU Intramural fields. More than 200 children aged between 11 and 16 years will attend this clinic from the local community. This clinic will introduce the game of cricket in a series of on-field demonstrations, video presentations and practice sessions. The participants would be assessed on a continuous basis during the course of the clinic. At the end of the clinic the participants will be given an opportunity to demonstrate their cricketing skills in a tournament and their parents will be invited to cheer their children during the grand finale. This clinic will be used to further the interest in the game of cricket in local schools, which is one of the premier goals of International Cricket Council - cricket's official governing body.

MSU Cricket Club is joining hands with the International Student Affairs of MSU Student Association to bring this gentleman's game to the land of Americas - the melting point of different cultures. MSUCC was established in Oct 2002 to develop infrastructure and popularize the game of cricket in this region. The club has successfully organized a number of home and away cricket tournaments, cricket clinics, and published cricket related articles in local media for the benefit of cricket enthusiasts in and around MSU. MSU Department of Recreation sports recognized the efforts of the club in promoting cricket at MSU by awarding the club "The Most Dedicated Club of the year 2003-04" award. MSU Student Association is the official representative of the student body at MSU. SA promote student welfare and academic atmosphere, further the activities of student life, encourage a clear and continuous exchange of ideas between the students, faculty and the University administration, and last but not the least promote greater spirit of progress and loyalty for MSU alma mater. SA through its International Student Affairs committee has been a strong supporter of the activities of the cricket club ever since the establishment MSUCC.

The cricket clinic is one of the community out reach program of Student Association's International Student Affairs and MSU Cricket Club. More information about the activities of MSU Student Association and MSU Cricket Club can be found at www.sa.msstate.edu and www.msstate.edu/org/mcc respectively. If your school or organization wants to conduct a cricket clinic or need more information about the cricket clinic during the 2005 NYSP summer camp, please contact Surya Saha (ss307@pss.msstate.edu, 662-312-7129) at MSUCC or Lokesh Shivakumaraiah (LS1@ece.msstate.edu, 662-425-4130) at SA. To know more about Holmes Cultural Diversity center please visit www.hcdc.msstate.edu or contact Ms.Aretha Jones (aj117@saffairs.msstate.edu, 662-325-2033).