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2018-12-05: The following email has been sent to all clubs....

Hello everyone,
as we come to the conclusion of the 2018 season, most of us are ready for a break but some of us are ready to brave the temperatures and continue playing cricket:).....for those that fall into the latter category, we are excited to announce the details of the 2018 winter cup tournament. 

As in the past, all NTCA committees that have worked hard throughout the year will be taking a break and handing off ALL responsibilities of the winter cup to the WinterCup Committee. This year the committee will be made up of Harish Krishnakumar(EaglesCC), Phartheeb Vandayar(Strikers CC), Vamsi Gunuganti(Nortex), and Sanjat Das(TCC). Ravi Govin will serve as the consultant and provide guidance as needed.

Please send all communication regarding 2018 winter cup to the following email address
DL-WINTERCUP@NTCRICKET.ORG

Below are the details.
  1. Format - T20
  2. Max. Number of teams – 24  
  3. Grounds - NTCA has a limitation on available grounds.  Games will be scheduled at Neutral venues based on availability.  
  4. One team per club.  2nd team from same club allowed if vacant slot exists.
  5.   Winter Cup 2018-19 start date - 12/15/2018.  Games will be played on both Saturdays and Sundays, AM and PM subject to ground availability
6.    

Tournament Registration
 
  1. Deadline for Registration is 12/9/2018.  Tournament limited to 24 teams.  Winter Cup committee will close registrations immediately.
  2. Teams with home ground will pay $100
  3. Teams without home ground pay $200
  4. Tournament Registration Fees are due to the league prior to start of the tournament. 
  5. The fee is payable to the NTCA Treasurer by 12/12/2018 5:00 PM.  Please send an email with a screenshot or photo of the bank receipt as confirmation of payment to dl-wintercup@ntcricket.org and NTCA treasurer (Harris Sayed).
  6. Payment can be made as follows:
Chase Account pay by Email – harris.sayed@gmail.com
Chase Pay by phone – 940-595-1007
Chase Account # - 1568855512

Routing Number - 111000614
 
  •  Please add comment along with payment.  Ex:  “Winter Cup 2018-19 Fees – Team name”


Please register your teams and provide the following information at time of registration.

1. Club and Team Name
2. Team Primary and Secondary Contact (Full Name / Email IDs / Phone #)
3.  Ground Availability - Y/N (include home ground name)
4.  Is Ground available for scheduling Neutral games? (Y/N)

If the ground is partially available, please provide the available dates between Dec 15 - 3rd Week of Feb.
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Thanks
 

2018-12-03: The following email has been sent to all clubs...

Clubs,
The 2018 AGM will be held at FOUR POINTS SHERATON (1580 point west blvd, coppell, tx ) on Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 10am to 12pm.  We encourage all clubs to attend by sending as many members are possible. Elections will be held as well (if necessary) and eligible clubs must be present to vote.  The agenda is as follows:
1. Welcome Speech by NTCA President Lovkesh Kalia

2. Report of year 2017 and 2018 NTCA performance and status
3. Financial Report presented by NTCA Treasurer Harris Sayed
4. Vote on Full-time membership for new clubs (NDCC and FCA)
5. Welcome speech by Election Committee
6. Election Committee take over proceedings
7. Presentation of new EC for 2019&2020 season
8. General discussion/ Q&A with new EC


If you have any questions please send an email to dl-gs@ntcricket.org

Thank you

Sunil

2018-11-12: The following communication has been sent to all clubs by the election committee....

Dear PCOs and SCOs,

Sunday November 11th, 2018

Invitation for Nomination of the Executive Committee, North Texas Cricket Association

On behalf of the Election Committee, appointed under the stipulations of Article 11.1 of the Constitution of the North Texas Cricket Association (henceforth NTCA), we invite nominations for election to the following Offices: 

President 
Vice-President 
General Secretary 
Joint Secretary 
Treasurer 

The above positions shall be elected in the General Elections, the concluding item on the agenda of the Annual General Meeting, to be held on Saturday December 8th, 2018.  

AGM Location to be announced by the NTCA EC.


Nomination

Nominations must be filed on the Candidate Nomination Form, provided for this purpose, by the Election Committee.

All nominations must be proposed by a Full Member and be seconded by another Full Member who must not have proposed or seconded another person, for the same position.

The deadline for receiving nominations is November 25th, 2018 by 11:59 PM CST.

Method

The candidate should complete the Candidate Nomination Form which is downloaded from CricClubs.com. (From Home Page, select tab League, select Documents, select 2018 NTCA Candidate Nomination Form).

The form should be completed in its entirety by the candidate and emailed to the Election Committee at dl-elections@ntcricket.org.  Sending the form from the candidates email account will satisfy "electronically signed" requirement.

Both the Proposer and Seconder of the candidate must email the Election Committee at dl-elections@ntcricket.org to confirm their support of the candidate's nomination, stating the name of the candidate and the Office for which the candidate is nominated.

NO NOMINATION WILL BE ACCEPTED WITHOUT THESE EMAIL CONFIRMATIONS.

The information provided on the form (email and telephone numbers) will be used by the Election Committee to validate the nomination.

Validation

The Election Committee shall verify the validity of each nomination in light of the constitution. Validation is conducted for Full Membership, Good Standing and conformity with other stipulations of the constitution. For a complete description refer to Article 11 of the NTCA Constitution.

The final nominations shall be posted on CricClubs.com on November 26th, 2018.

Mandate
The Election Committee shall handle and supervise the entire election process as described in Article 11 of the NTCA Constitution.

Voting Procedures

Voting shall take place at the NTCA Annual General Meeting on Saturday December 8th  2018

- The names of the candidates will be announced in the AGM.
- Voting shall be by Secret Ballot of the members present.
- No proxy for an absent member shall be permitted.
- Tied voting is covered under Article 11.7 of the NTCA Constitution.
- For a complete description of the Electoral Process, refer to Article 11 of the NTCA Constitution.


Sincerely,
NTCA 2018 Election Committee
Naveen Peiris/Arun Vitalla

2018-10-31: 
 
Following email has been sent to all clubs.....
 
 
 
 
 
All Open T-20 teams
 
As a result of all the rain we have had in the past month majority of Open T-20 games have ended up in N/R. The EC has had numerous Open T-20 2 teams approaching us to share their opinions about the situation and the fairness to all teams who have entered the tournament with many of them playing only 1 out of their 5 games that were scheduled.
 
The EC has discussed this issue and unanimously decided to change the tournament format as stated below. We have tried to be fair to all teams, the teams that are topping the pool as well teams that have not played more than one game.
 
We also had to take in to account the shortage of ground availability we are facing at this time of the year. Hence, taking all these factors in to consideration the EC has decided on the below change in tournament format:
 
Top 4 teams (Rankings Image attached) will automatically qualify for Quarterfinals.
The top 4 teams are:
 
1. PCC Sloggers
2. Inzi 329
3. DCC T20
4. NDCC JPC
 
 
The next 16 teams will also be ranked 5 to 20 and will play 2 rounds of knockout between themselves. 
 
1st knockout round - 8 teams out of the 16 qualify (They maintain their rank given above) for 2nd knockout round
 
2nd knockout round - 4 teams out of the 8 qualify for Quarterfinals (New ranking will be given 5 to 8)
 
Quarterfinal - 1 vs 8, 2 vs 7, 3 vs 6 & 4 vs 5 ranks (1 to 4 and 5 to 8 rankings will be maintained henceforth)
 
Semifinal - 4 teams from quarterfinal
 
Finals - 2 teams from Semifinals

Schedule has been uploaded to cricclubs. 
 
 
Please Note: Due to limited ground availability teams playing each other might end up playing at neutral venues or may have to play back to back.

2018-09-24: 2018 NTCA OPEN T-20 2 schedule has been uploaded. Teams please verify all your players are available on your roster. 

2018-07-18: Clubs,
Due to the overwhelming request from teams, EC has decided to change the start time of Legacy T20 games to 8:30am. This change will be effective starting with this weekends games(7/20/18). This is only for the morning games. The evening games will remain at 7pm start time. 

We also want to encourage the captains and the umpires to start the games on time and if teams are not present; then enforce penalties per the by-laws.

Thank you

2018-07-02: 2018 NTCA LEGACY T-20

Teams, the tournament starts this Friday, July 6, 2018. The full schedule is uploaded so please be aware of your games and umpiring assignments. Also make sure your team rosters are correct and up to date. If you have any questions, please send an email to dl-gs@ntcricket.org.

 

2018-06-18: TEAMS
PLEASE CHECK CRICCLUBS FOR UPDATED SCHEDULES. 3/18 games (week 2) has been rescheduled for 6/23 weekend. Please make sure to verify your games and umpiring assignments. 

2018-05-31: The following email has been sent to all clubs/teams pco/sco...posting here just as an fyi...

NTCA 2018 LEGACY T-20 TOURNAMENT DETAILS
 
  1. Registration is open as of today (May 31st 2018) and will end on Friday, June 8th 2018 at 10pm.
  2. Primary league teams(clubs) are automatically registered for Legacy T-20 at no additional cost. If you do not wish to participate, please let us know before the deadline
  3. Independent teams and additional teams of NTCA clubs can register for a fee of $350/team. Payment must be made by Friday, June 8th at 10pm. 
  4. Teams need to provide home ground availability/black out dates, etc by the deadline date as well.
  5. Tournament will follow club format meaning you may play for any of your club's teams(if more than one is entered)
  6. If you are on a T20 roster that is not your primary league club then you have to decide which one you will play for in Legacy T20.
  7. Anyone wanting to play for a team and you are not already on that teams roster, then you must do a transfer(please see transfer process on ntca website). Deadline to transfer is Tuesday, July 3rd at 10pm.
  8. Tournamet will have both night and day time games. Night games will be Friday or Saturday. Day games will be Saturday or Sunday.
  9. Tournament format and number of games will be based on number of teams registered.
  10. Tournament will begin on Friday, July 6. 
  11. Schedule will be published no later than Friday, June 29th.
 
NEXT STEPS.
  • Club PCO/SCO, please send an email to DL-GS@ntcricket.org if your club will not have the same number of teams as you have in Primary league(40overs). Also send us an email if  you are adding any additional teams
  • Independent teams, please send us an email if you would like to register for the tournament before the deadline. Registration is only valid if payment is made as well. There will be no refunds if a team decides to withdraw after the deadline.
  • Players- please complete the transfer process form and send to us before transfer deadline if you wish to transfer.
click on below link for the transfer process
 
Payment details for team registration and player transfer fees.
 

Chase Account Number – 1568855512

Routing Number – 111000614

Chase epay ID – pathmaker@gmail.com

 
 
Thank you
 

2018-04-30: STILL NEED A FEW MORE!!!!!

If any NTCA certified umpires are interested in umpiring for the Bhakta Tournament during memorial day weekend, please send an email to DL-GS@ntcricket.org for more info. The tournament will be from Thursday, May 24 to Sunday, May 27. This is a great opportunity to make some extra cash (up to $150/day). We still have a few more slots left to fill so please email us asap.

thank you

2018-04-19: See below message from NTCA President Lovkesh Khalia that has been sent to all clubs....please follow up with your club pco/sco to make sure you are registered and also your club.


Dear Club Members:

 Hope this email finds you all in the middle of a great season. We recently communicated and requested your attention to completing membership registration with USA Cricket. It is extremely important that you as clubs/individual members complete your registration process ASAP. As of yesterday, the response has not been great, please see below for details. I would like to emphasize the need for us to complete this task ASAP as this could affect us in several ways (Please see below) and hence portraying our league in a negative light.

It is our sincere request that you please initiate the following 2 steps ASAP:
  • For a league to be recognized by ICC, we need a minimum 3 clubs with 12 players in each club registered with the association. Based on that criteria, we do NOT qualify as a league as of today.
  • We could lose our opportunity of getting insurance coverage, please see note below from USA cricket regarding insurance.
  • Not being a registered League/Club/Player will:
    • Eliminate our ability to participate in regional/National tournaments
    • Our players will no longer be eligible to be selected for junior/senior teams
    • As a league, we will not have a say in USA cricket administration plans/issues.
  1. Register your club if you have not done so already. The link is as follows: https://www.usacricket.org/membership/#organization
    1. Please note that you first need to register as a member before you can register a club.
  2. Have the players in your club register to your club. The link is as follows: https://my.usacricket.org/joinapi__login?id=a2P1I000000hzNnUAI&order=1
    1. Please pick your club and NOT the team within your club to register. Although a club may have 5 teams, all players need to register as a single club.

Last date for registration: April 24th

For any help or assistance, please contact: Syed Shahanawaz (Syed4@hotmail.com)

 

Insurance Info, note below from USA Cricket:

Individuals are covered by a Secondary Sports Accident policy that carries a limit of $25,000 per incident with a $500 deductible. I’ve heard the deductible is much cheaper than those policies that are in place with the few leagues that offer this coverage.

 

-For the General Liability policy, $1,000,000 of coverage with certs of liability, including for additional insureds, issued electronically.

 

One caveat to the above is that we are billed for both policies on a per member charge. In order for USA Cricket to issue a Cert of Liability that covers the whole League, we need most, if not all, of the League players to join USA Cricket. For example, I can’t in good faith issue a cert of liability for a League that I know has 100 teams and 1200 players if they only have 3 clubs and 36 players registered with USA Cricket. In that scenario, the cert of liability would cover the risk associated with 100 teams and 1200 players while the premium paid would cover 3 teams and 36 players. Not only is that unethical but it would likely be considered insurance fraud as well given that the premium paid doesn’t align with the risk accepted.

 

Please do look into this request as urgent, appreciate your help in completing this ASAP.

Note: Attached spreadsheet with information regarding clubs/members who have already registered.

 

Thanks,

 

Lovkesh


 

2018-04-18: 

Open T-20 1 schedule.

We have made numerous changes to the schedule for 4/27,4/28,and 4/29 for Open T-20 1. Please review the latest schedule in cricclubs for the updates. Teams make sure to review your games, umpirings and start times to see if these changes affect your game.
 

2018-04-10: If you are a NTCA certified umpire and are available for Thursday, May 24- Sunday, May 28 (memorial day weekend), then please send an email to DL-GS@ntcricket.com.  We are looking for about 25-30 umpires for that weekend for the national Bhakta tournament.  Please put "BHAKTA TOURNAMENT" in the subject line of the email and we will provide further details.  This is a great opportunity for those looking to make several hundred dollars over a weekend.

2018-04-10: 

If you are a NTCA certified umpire and are available for Thursday, May 24- Sunday, May 28 (memorial day weekend), then please send an email to DL-GS@ntcricket.com.  We are looking for about 25-30 umpires for that weekend for the national Bhakta tournament.  Please put "BHAKTA TOURNAMENT" in the subject line of the email and we will provide further details.  This is a great opportunity for those looking to make several hundred dollars over a weekend.


thank you

Sunil