York City Public School Cricket Program 2010
April 10, 2010
April 12, 2010 is opening day and boys and girls of New York City
Public Schools will spring into action once again when the Public
School Athletic League (PSAL) 2010 Cricket Season gets underway.
PSAL and USA Cricket Association (USACA) officials are excited about
the program and its successes to date. They are onto something very
special. The program has grown from 14 schools in 2008 (its inaugural
season) to 28 schools in 2010.
For the USACA to be successful at the international level in years
to come this is where it has to begin -- highly structured cricket
at the grassroots level.
Two time champions
Newcomers High School will definitely look to defend the PSAL
title. (Photo by Shiek Mohamed)
A better script could not have been written for
cricket development in the United States of America.
The organization and level of success of this cricket program has
is second to none in the United States and it will soon become the
envy of the cricket world.
Here are a few good reasons why the PSAL Cricket Program is second
· The PSAL cricket program is for both boys and girls.
· Games are of 20/20format and are played every day of the
week, except Sundays.
· Games are never rained-out. In the event of rain, games
have to be rescheduled.
· Each teacher-coach must hold current certifications in
PSAL First Aid, CPR and AED.
· All umpires and officials involved with and/or associated
with the PSAL program are required to be vetted via finger printing
and background checks etc.
· All coaches in the program are teachers and/or officials
of the NYC Board of Education system and were vetted prior to their
STUDENT-ATHLETE ELIGIBILITY RULES AND REGULATIONS
Student Scholastic Eligibility: (Rule #9)
9.1. The 4+1 Rule-A student must pass four credit
bearing subjects (not four credits) and physical education, if taken,
in the most recent final marking period (January or June).
9.4. At least
two of the four subjects passed must be major subjects (English,
Mathematics, Social Studies, Foreign Language or Science).
CRICKET RULES AND REGULATIONS 2010
· All coaches must electronically submit a Team Roster to
www.psal.org prior to the first scheduled game of the season (league
or non-league). No PSAL team is permitted to compete unless an approved
team roster is posted on the web site.
· Following each PSAL league game, coaches are required to
complete and submit box scores within 24 hours to www.psal.org.
The structure of the PSAL Cricket Program is expected to become
the "de facto" standard for cricket development in the
The PSAL has the template for success.
Over the years, many methods and programs have been tried with little
or no success, however, the PSAL officials has got it right from
PSAL officials are very good at what they do. They are experts in
sports development and management.
Adding cricket to their list of sports program is a dream come through
for many students.
It is predicted that the next generation of USA cricketers will
be mostly born and bred Americans that comes through a structured
school's system and the PSAL is already in the forefront.
In a couple of years, the PSAL cricket program will expand to Junior
and Middle schools and the USACA stands to benefit the most from
If you are in New York City, get a hold of the 2010 PSAL schedule
and checkout a few games.
PSAL Schedule - April 12, 2010
Hillcrest High School vs. Franklin K. Lane Campus @ Baisley Cage
Herbert H. Lehman vs. Prospect Heights Campus @ Ferry Point Park
The entire 2010 PSAL Cricket schedule can be found @ www.psal.org
Two time defending champions, Newcomers HS, open their season April
16, 2010 versus Martin van Buren HS @ Flushing Meadow Park.