MVP to India

Original: April 12, 2011 Issue 14

By: Aline Barros

Staff Writer


MC cricket team member to travel across seas to practice with elite team

Montgomery College student Adil Bhatti was chosen MVP player at the American College Cricket Spring Break Championship Awards. Clive Lloyd, Chairman of the Advisory Board of BIG League USA, announced that Adil Bhatti of Montgomery College, and Adrian Gordon of NYU-Polytechnic were the two winners chosen by the league.

According to the the Lloyd also revealed “There were many wonderful performers, Adil Bhatti (MC) and Adrian Gordon (NYU-Poly) truly deserve the honor of being named 2011 American College Cricket Spring Break Championship MVPs. We are ecstatic for these two College players, getting this opportunity of a lifetime.”

The BIG League CEO Salman Ahmed flew to Washington DC to present Adil Bhatti with a Rajasthan Royals shirt.

“I had met him a few times before. He is very nice and supportive. We talked for a little and he told me to keep working hard,” said Bhatti. “I could not believe, I had the same jersey as the international players.”

Our MVP player is leaving on May 16, and will be spending 10 days in Rajasthan, India. Adil will be meeting with the players from Rajasthan Royals with a potential practice and try-out opportunity.

“It is a great honor to be chosen. This year there were at least 30 teams, each one between 11 to 50 guys. To be picked among almost 200 people is a great honor,” said Bhatti.

According to, a statement was issued from Lara Crabb, Communications Manager of the Rajasthan Royals.

“Rajasthan Royals is a formidable supporter of College Sports and realizes the importance of it, we are pleased to invite the MVP of the American College Cricket Championship who will experience what the Royals are all about and the enigmatic experience of the Indian Premier League, second to none in the global sporting arena,” it read.

Bhatti is very excited about being the MVP, but he also wanted to thank the people that made it all happen.

“I want to thank all of my teammates. They have been very supportive. I also wanted to thank my parents. They have been praying for me and my team. My mom is my biggest fan. David Lock, who has been there for us and got our name out there and our school with the financial support. If it was not for them, this would not have been possible.”

The Montgomery College Cricket Team went to the third Annual American College Cricket Tournament back in March. They finished second in the nation, losing in the final match to George Mason University.