Indian American multi sports coach gets third prestigious award after awards from US President and Indiana Governor
Indian American multi sports coach Jatin Patel is set to become the eighth individual since 1981 to receive Cricket Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award, according to a media report.
Patel will join a list that includes West Indies legendary all-rounder Sir Garfield “Gary” Sobers and Michael Holding, Lloyd Dixon, Roy Sweeney, Denzel Powell, Tony Becca, and Mahammad Ahmad Qureshi, popularly known as Maq Qureshi, who have received the Hall of Fame’s Lifetime Achievement Awards.
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This will be the third prestigious award for Jatin Patel who also received the US President’s Lifetime Achievement Award for his lifelong commitment to building a strong nation through volunteer service, according to Cricket World
He has already qualified for Indiana, Governor’s Long-Term Public Service Recognition for his 35 years of professional career.
Previously, Jatin Patel received the Indiana Governor’s Public Service Achievement Award in 2010 and won the American Cricket Federation Inaugural Volunteer Award in 2013.
A multi discipline (cricket, soccer, and baseball) coach, Jatin Patel is also a USA Cricket Hall of Famer. He was inducted in the Hall of Fame in 2020 and became a board member in 2021.
His commendable nomination is based on his commitment and sincerity to public service and his multi sports interest as his weekend only hobby, Cricket World said.
Patel, who pioneered the American Cricket Education Council (ACEC) in 2022, is also a professional sports performance analyst accredited by the International Society of Performance Analysts of Sport (ISPAS).
A renowned name in the Indian community for his various roles in cricket establishments in the USA, he holds Advance Sports Performance and Analysis Diplomas (FIFA & Olympic Soccer).
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Patel also pioneered scholastic cricket and trained coaches while helping more than sixty youth cricket academy and community programs, in addition to colleges /universities & schools in the USA.
A delighted Patel said, “2023 is a momentous year for me as I received the Federal 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.”
“Jatin deserves such honor for all work he has done with the extreme dedication for the sport Cricket,” Dr. Shivnarine Chanderpaul, legend cricket hall of famer, former West Indies captain, and champion CPL 2022 coach was quoted as saying.
“Receiving another accolade of such high recognition is beyond comparison. I send my heartfelt gratitude for the nomination,” said Patel who is also the chairperson for Who Is Who in Cricket (CricWho).
“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,” added Patel.
“It is an honor and a pleasure working with Jatin Patel. He has continued to make all of us proud at the Hall & Museum,” said Michael Chambers, Executive Director & founder of USA Cricket Hall of Fame.