Jyotsna Patel is an avid cricketer with a passion for promoting the sport of cricket among girls and women in the United States of America. For more than three decades, Jyotsna has crafted, cradled and nurtured her love of cricket while honing her skills playing for several first-class teams in India.
Her experience as a cricketer includes playing at the national level with India’s national women's cricket team from 1975-1978; representing that team against the national teams of Australia, New Zealand, and the West Indies during that period.
From 1974-1978 the stylish right-handed batswoman captained the Madhya Pradesh State of India and Central Zone women's cricket teams. During that time she also represented the Indore University women's cricket team. She served as the captain for Floor Hockey for State of Madhya Pradesh, India from 1971-1974. Jyotsna Patel was honored with a Sports Scholarship from 1972-1978 by the government of India, along with a four-year Government of India Merit Scholarship awarded in 1974.
Currently, the children and women's cricket coach for the Tampa Cricket League, Jyotsna is also the vice-captain and player of the Tampa Sunrisers’ women's cricket team. The latter team participated in the 2019 Georgia Women Cricket Association (GWCA) Seventh Annual Atlanta Women’s T20 Tournament in Atlanta, GA where Jyotsna was among the wicket takers and the runs for her team Tampa Sunrisers. Ms. Patel has been honored and recognized for her professional and recreational endeavors, most notably by the Profes- sional Who's Who Organization 2018-2019 recognition awards.
The talented cricketer and cricket administrator has served as a member of the Happy Wanderer's Indore, M.P. India since 1965-1978 and a member of Gujarati Samaj of Tampa Bay, FL since 1991.
Professionally, Jyotsna Patel is a Senior Associate at World Financial Group, Tampa, FL, where she has worked since 2014.
Jyotsna Patel’s life goal in a straightforward one, "My goal is to promote girls and women's cricket in the USA and by extension the world, and to be an integral part of it."
Most recently Ms. Patel participated in the NYCL tournament in North Carolina and did very well in the areas of batting and bowling for the Breakers Cricket XI.