• For the first time ever, a women’s youth National Championship will be held in the United States involving the best 28 Under 19 players in the country 
  • All 4 matches will feature live coverage on www.usacricket.org and a 3 camera Live Stream on USA Cricket’s YouTube channel with commentary
  • Sistar Mortgage Player of the Match to be awarded in all games alongside awards for Leading Runscorer, Leading Wicket Taker and Player of the Series

Fresh from a successful and highly competitive Sistar Mortgage Women’s National Championships held in Florida last week, the focus turns to the younger generation with the first ever Sistar Mortgage Women’s Under 19 National Championships. The historic tournament commences today on Wednesday at the Broward County Stadium in the city of Lauderhill and will showcase the best young female talent from across the country.

The players, aged between 13 and 19 years of age, have been selected for the Eastern/Central and Western Conferences from the USA Cricket Intra-Regional and Regionals games held throughout the summer.

Thirteen of the young cricketers who competed at the Sistar Mortgage Women’s National Championships which concluded on Sunday remained in Florida and are back again this week playing against their peers stepping into pivotal leadership and key positions.

Four players have also been selected from outside the National U19 Women’s Training Group through their involvement and subsequent standout performances in the Intra-Regionals and/or Regional competitions.

With the International Cricket Council recently announcing the introduction of an Under 19 Women’s World Cup,  and the strategic focus on women and girls cricket within the USA Cricket’s Foundational Plan, in 2021 USA Cricket established a domestic structure that is aimed at better supporting and developing a more inclusive and competitive cricket environment for women and girl’s across the country, and now looks forward to the culmination of that event for the most talented youth players.   

PLAYING SQUADS

Eastern/Central Conference Squad:

Lisa Ramjit (Capt) – DC
Aafia Khazi – Raleigh
Alicia Fernando – DC
Anika Kumar – DC
Aparna Gurumurthy – Philadelphia
Bhumika Bhadriraju – Chapel Hill
Disha Dhingra – Philadelphia
Geetika Kodali – Chapel Hill
Mithali Patwarden – Raleigh
Nishka Kumar – DC
Rishika Kumar – Boston
Aditi Chudasama – Philadelphia
Taranum Chopra – Philadelphia
Kasturi Vedantham – DC

Western Conference Squad:

Anika Kolan (Capt) – Seattle/Bay Area
Chetna Reddy Pagydyala – LA
Chetnaa Prasad – Bay Area
Gargi Bhogle – LA
Isani Vaghela –Bay Area
Jivana Aras – Seattle
Laasya Mullapudi – Bay Area
Pooja Ganesh – Houston
Pooja Shah – Houston
Ritu Singh – Houston
Sai Eyunni – Dallas
Snigdha Paul – Dallas
Suhani Thadani – Bay Area
Tya Gonsalves – Houston

COACHES

USA Cricket has also named the following two coaches for the representative sides:  

  • U19 Eastern/Central Conference:– Mohammed Rashid, coach of the Atlanta team in the Intra-Regionals
  • U19 Western Conference:  – Mario Rampersaud, coach of the Bay Area team in the Intra-Regionals

MATCHES

Sistar Mortgage Women’s Under 19 National Championships 2021

Wednesday August 11: Starting at 10am
Wednesday August 11: Starting at 2.30pm
Thursday August 12: Starting at 10am
Friday August 13: Starting at 10am

All matches are T20s being played at the Broward County Stadium in the city of Lauderhill, Florida with free admission on all 3 days for all 4 matches.

Every game will feature live coverage on www.usacricket.org and a 3 camera Live Stream on USA Cricket’s YouTube channel with commentary.

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