INDIAN AMERICAN multi sports coach, Jatin Patel, who pioneered the American Cricket Education Council (ACEC, has received the Cricket Hall of Fame lifetime achievement award, a statement said.
Patel, a USA Cricket Hall of Famer, became the eighth individual since 1981 to receive the award.
Legendary West Indies all-rounder Sir Garfield “Gary” Sobers, Dr. Michael Holding, Lloyd Dixon, Roy Sweeney, Denzel Powell, Tony Becca, and Mahammad Ahmad Qureshi, popularly known as Maq Qureshi, have already won the recognition.
According to the statement, the Cricket Hall of Fame will bestow a ring and blazer, complete with an insignia, during the 43rd induction ceremony on October 7 in Hartford, Connecticut.
Earlier, Patel received the USA president’s lifetime achievement award and is already qualified for a Indiana governor’s long term public service recognition. In 2010, he received the Indiana governor’s public service achievement award and won the American Cricket Federation inaugural volunteer award in 2013.
Patel was inducted in the USA Hall of Fame in 2020 and became a board member in 2021.
“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,” said Patel.
“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.”
He is also a professional sports performance analyst accredited by the International Society of Performance Analysts of Sport (ISPAS). He also pioneered scholastic Cricket and trained coaches while helping more than sixty youth cricket academy and community programmes
“Jatin deserves such honour for all work he has done with the extreme dedication for cricket,” Dr Shivnarine Chanderpaul, cricket hall of famer and former West Indies captain.
“It is an honor and a pleasure working with Jatin Patel. He has continued to make all of us proud at the Hall and Museum,” said Michael Chambers, executive director & founder of USA Cricket Hall of Fame.