Cricket Hall of Fame launches American Cricket Education Council

From Left Charles Peterson, with Cricket Hall of Famers Sir. Alvin Kallicharran and Jatin Patel at University of Minnesota (UMN) during 2014 meeting. Photo: courtesy CHoF

With a vision to “Educate Americans for Cricket” the Cricket Hall of Fame (CHoF) based in Hartford, Connecticut, announced it has launched the American Cricket Education Council (ACEC).

“In an important addition to support our mission and vision to ‘Educate Americans for Cricket’ CHoF has launched the American Cricket Education Council (ACEC) and it supersedes USA Center for Excellence in Cricket (USACEC) which has been around since 2008,” CHoF Executive Director, Michael Chambers is quoted saying in a Feb. 20, 2023, press release. “Our Hall of Fame members and supporters will offer their time and expertise as key investments to promote and support cricket in western part of the world (Americas),” Chambers added.

The Cricket Hall of Fame (CHoF), the first of its kind when established in 1981, is a non-profit organization dedicated to cost-sharing development of and meaningful support for our heroes (Honorees and Inductees) who have contributed to the game of cricket over the years. These range from persons maintaining the grounds to advancing trusted community engagement, and who in the true spirit of the game have also been engaged in quality of life development activities that their local urban or rural communities view as important and sustainable, the press release said.

The CHoF Board Director Jatin Patel said, “Our credentialing is to combine resources, expertise, and infrastructure to empower scholastic cricket to educators and faculty members at colleges / Universities with enhanced resources and professional development opportunities and strengthen the future of the cricket coaches’ / educators and institutional instructors.”

Patel added that members of the ‘Apex Panel’ work in a variety of settings and carry vast experience with expertise in the U.S. education and sports system and in the field of cricket.

“CHoF will connect to its vast network of legends and Cricket Hall of Fame inductees, including professionals in all these settings,” Patel emphasized.

He also pointed to rapid changes in the sport of cricket that demand instructors frequently update and enhance training skills to keep pace with their expanding role and increased responsibility with regards to legal requirements in the United States to meet sports culture. The ACEC advocates for this rigorous education and training in various schools and colleges, he said.

Despite the first cricket game in the USA being played more than a century ago in 1845, the game has missed adequate and organic education programs with qualified and knowledgeable people to sustain the growth and development of the game here, the press release said. The Cricket Hall of Fame is the right group that cares about cricket and forming ACEC is one important step to make difference in educational institutions with proper course work to start or expand programs at the schools and colleges, the press release said.

The ACEC is prepared to begin programs from the 2023-24 academic year in USA through The link will also   accessible under



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