An Indian American, well-known in the community for his contributions to American cricket
Jatin Patel, an Indian American multi-sports coach has become the eighth individual since 1981 to receive the Cricket Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award. At the 43rd induction ceremony on October 7, 2023, in Hartford, Connecticut, USA, he will be honoured with a ring and blazer complete with insignia.
Previous winners include legendary West Indian all-rounder Sir Garfield “Gary” Sobers, Michael Holding, Lloyd Dixon, Roy Sweeney, Denzel Powell, Tony Becca, and Muhammad Ahmad Qureshi.
Patel is a recipient of the USA President’s Lifetime Achievement Award for his lifelong dedication to strengthening the nation via volunteerism, this award being the third major honour. He is eligible for the Governor’s Long-Term Public Service Recognition of the State of Indiana, for his 35 years of professional experience.
A proud recipient of the award, Jatin Patel said, “2023 is a momentous year for me as I received a Federal award, followed by CHOF international recognition. These are memorable achievements for the rest of my life. These are one of the greatest honours I have ever received as my accolades. In cricket terms, I scored a Hat-Trick.”
Patel is a prominent sports performance analyst certified by the International Society of Performance Analysts of Sport (ISPAS). He was instrumental in founding the American Cricket Education Council (ACEC) in 2022. He is famous amongst the Indian community for his valuable contributions to American cricket organisations. He supported more than sixty youth cricket academies and community programmes, colleges/universities, and schools in the USA, invented scholastic cricket and taught coaches. Patel also earned the inaugural volunteer award from American Cricket Federation in 2013.