Cartersville, GA: Legendary West Indian all-rounder Dwayne J. Bravo, popularly known as Champion, inaugurated ‘Champion Way’ – the road leading to the Paramveers Cricket Complex in Cartersville – Rydal (North of Atlanta, GA) recently. Owners of the Paramveers Cricket Complex, Jayesh Patel and Sima Patel along with the Paramveers Management were present during the inaugural ceremony which was anchored by USA Cricket Hall of Famer Jatin Patel.
Speaking during the inauguration, the Champion said: “I am so happy to be part of this project that I want to thank Mr Patel for inviting me here this afternoon. We cricketers sometimes discuss among ourselves the possibility of the game growing in the US, which is the largest sports market in the world, and what kind of impact it will have on the game and the players. And seeing Mr Patel’s dream and vision, I can very well say that cricket in the US is on the growth path, and I think this is the right step. My fellow teammates, the likes of Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell all of us are very committed to see cricket develop in the US and I think what Mr Patel is doing is a great step towards that.
“I know there’s a lot of work to be done but in life once you have a vision and you have a dream, anything is possible and that’s the most important thing. Mr Patel, I firmly believe that you’re on the right track and I feel privileged and honored to be one of very few cricketers that you choose to invite here this afternoon,” added Bravo.
Mr Patel has a vision to make this facility the most popular and unique cricket complex in the world. Patel also wants this facility to be known worldwide as the first family-owned unique sports complex in the USA which can benefit cricket and many other sports for generations to come. It’s like a dream come true for the Patel’s as they have managed to put together a highly professional and resolute team with extensive expertise and experience working on this project to accomplish quality outcomes.
The advisory panel of Paramveers Cricket Complex includes Dhiraj Prasanna, former BCCI curator with three decades of experience; Jatin Patel, multi-sports coach who is working as a consultant and advisor; Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based Melton Taylor and renowned Samuel Plummer who oversees the project and leads the facility development including turf pitches and grounds. The panel also includes Dr. Jagmohan Viroja, & dependable administrators Suren Gandavaram and Pramod Pawar who looks after day-to-day operations of this project.
The Paramveers Cricket Complex is now close to 60 acres with the recent expansion added to the original 40 plus acres facility during 2021. Privately owned by Jayesh, Sima and Param Patel, this complex has been a dedicated home of Paramveers Cricket Club since 2014. The facility also houses the youth academy established primarily for the development of the game among the younger generation in the region. The facility, which consists of six full size cricket grounds (80 yards boundary), is being developed with the aim to make it one of the major cricket facilities in the South-eastern part of the United States.
Plans are underway to build an international standard facility with a pavilion, club house equipped with state-of-the-art facilities. The Paramveers Cricket Complex can very well be one of the best modern technology equipped cricket facilities in North America. The management is also looking to finish five turf pitches this summer with the ambition to make it one of the few international cricket venues in the US capable of hosting national or international cricket events. The Paramveers family, which has been involved in the hospitality business for thirty plus years, also owns a large cricket facility in South Gujarat, India.
Photo credits : Anukul Creations Photography and media release from the Atlanta Param Veers