HARTFORD, CT–Indian American Multi Sports coach Jatin Patel becomes the Eighth individual since 1981 to receive Cricket Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award.
Patel will join a list that includes West Indies legendary all-rounder Sir, Garfield “Gary” Sobers and Dr. Michael Holding, Lloyd Dixon, Roy Sweeney, Denzel Powell, Tony Becca, and Mahammad Ahmad Qureshi, popularly known as Maq Qureshi, received the Hall of Fame’s Lifetime Achievement Awards.
This will be the third prestigious award for Patel who also received the USA President’s Lifetime Achievement Award for his lifelong commitment to building a strong nation through volunteer service. He is already qualified for a State of Indiana, Governor’s Long-Term Public Service Recognition for his 35 years of Professional Career.
Previously, Patel received the Indiana Governor’s Public Service Achievement Award in 2010 and won the American Cricket Federation Inaugural Volunteer Award in 2013. A multi discipline (cricket, soccer, and baseball) coach, Jatin Patel is also a USA Cricket Hall of Famer. He was inducted in the Hall of Fame in 2020 and became a Board member in 2021. His commendable nomination is based on his commitment and sincerity to public service and his multi sports interest as his weekend only hobby.
Patel, who pioneered the American Cricket Education Council (ACEC) in 2022, is also a Professional Sports Performance Analyst accredited by the International Society of Performance Analysts of Sport (ISPAS). He holds Advance Sports Performance and Analysis Diplomas (FIFA & Olympic Soccer). He is a renowned name in the Indian community for his various roles in cricket establishments in the USA. He also pioneered scholastic Cricket and trained coaches while helping more than sixty youth cricket academy and community programs, in addition to colleges /Universities & schools in the USA.
Extremely delighted at his achievements, Patel said, “2023 is a momentous year for me as I received Federal the award, followed by CHOF international recognition. These are memorable achievements for the rest of my life. These are one of the greatest honors I have ever received as my accolades. In cricket terms, I scored a Hat-Trick.”
“Jatin deserves such honor for all work he has done with the extreme dedication for the sport Cricket,” said Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Legend cricket hall of famer, former West Indies Captain, and Champion CPL 2022 coach.
“Receiving another accolade of such high recognition is beyond comparison. I send my heartfelt gratitude for the nomination. To be more precise, I can honestly say all credit goes to my parents, family, and friends who supported me over the years, I thank them all – It is not just my award, but this belongs to all of us as a team. No doubt, We also count our forebears and mentors who provided the inspiration and motivation to serve others,” added Patel, who is also the Chairperson for Who Is Who in Cricket (CricWho).
The Cricket Hall of Fame will bestow a ring and blazer complete with an insignia during the 43rd Induction ceremony on October 7, 2023, in Hartford, Connecticut, USA.