Washington State University

Cricket

History

The WSU Cricket Club (WSUCC) was founded in 1978 by a WSU student (Arakere Vasudev) who is originally from India.  Arakere Vasudev completed his MS in Chemical Engineering in1958.  Arakere Vasudev, his three teenage sons (Pradeep, Anand, and Roshan), the legendary sprinter from New Zealand, Peter Snell, and several other WSU students contacted the Australian embassy, obtained a documentary on cricket, and showed it to a group of WSU students in the student union building to muster enough support for a full-fledged WSU cricket team.  Due to the support of WSU sports recreation authorities, newly-formed WSUCC started practicing on North Valley Intramural Ground facility in 1978. 

Ironically, WSUCC's first ever game was against the Seattle Cricket Club, which was co-founded by Arakere Vasudev around 1960.  Since the inception of WSUCC in 1978, many players have come and gone, but their dedication and devotion to cricket has made WSUCC what it is today.  WSUCC later became one of the founding clubs of the Northwest Cricket League (NWCL), which is affiliated with the United States of America Cricket Association (USACA). 

WSUCC members take immense pride in the fact that WSUCC is one of the clubs that prompted the rebirth of cricket in the USA.  WSUCC won the first NWCL championship the very first year the NWCL league was launched.

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