Mukesh Jha is a highly skilled technical savvy experienced professional with a successful track record of system administration, maintaining high availability, IT management, Infrastructure design & management, Application management as well as responsible for Infrastructure security. Most of his experience came from supporting Electric/Gas utility environment. Mr. Jha has Masters in IT Management and currently working on his 2nd Master’s degree in MBA – Project Management. He enjoys researching and investigating about the new technology which is trending on daily basis along with he likes blogging and helping the teammates with his problem solving skills.
Mr. Jha is originally from Nepal, living in Colorado since 2004. The 1st thing he searched in google was about joining a local cricket team in Colorado and since then he has been involved in cricket development & promotional activities. He has played for several teams before starting a new team to participate in Colorado Cricket League. He has over 22+ years of experience in cricket and he really enjoys playing, watching and coaching kids. Mr. Jha organized few T-20 leagues to promote cricket within Colorado in which he found few local sponsors and provided the prizes as well as trophies to players as attraction. He also sponsored T-20 tournament back home where he distributed cash prize to players like Anil Mandal who currently plays for team Nepal. On a side note, he is also a founder of a non-profit organization “Developing Hands” and recently built a school for needy children in Nepal. As much as he loves cricket, he has been part of NCL team hoping to establish a solid platform for cricket in USA so children like his own 2 boys, they will opt to play cricket when they grow up.
Abhijeet Kumar, M.S. State Manager | Minnesota
Abhijeet Kumar is an analytics leader with more than 12 years of experience helping fortune 500 companies with predictive analytics in CPG, financial services, loyalty and retail. Throughout his career, Abhijeet has worked for AC Nielsen, P&G, HSBC, Best Buy & Bluestem Brands in various capacities to solve marketing & advertising challenges focusing on acquisition, retention and financial risk challenges through innovative analytical techniques. He has been recognized for his innovative work with numerous business impact awards. Abhijeet holds Master’s degree in Economics & Marketing from University of Reading, England, as a FELIX scholar and Master’s degree in Resource Economics & Policy from University of Maine, Orono.
As an avid cricket player, Abhijeet is currently Captain of Prairie Cricket Club which he started recently. He has been playing cricket in Minnesota cricket league as a recognized fast bowler for past 12 years. In past, he played at University of Reading, County cricket in England and various cricket clubs in India. During his leisure time, Abhijeet loves biking, volleyball and actively follows international sports.
Eklas Hossain, Ph.D. State Manager | Oregon
Dr. Eklas Hossain is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy at Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech). He has obtained his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Renewable Energy and Advanced Control System. He is currently involved in teaching and research which ranges on a variety of topics including energy systems and control techniques; he also works in committees of different scientific conferences and journals. He has been working with different industries including Portland General Electric (PGE).
Dr. Eklas Hossain’s involvement with cricket can be traced back to his school days. He has been a key player in high school in his home country, Bangladesh; he has also played in the American leagues including Milwaukee, and has a sound knowledge of the dynamics of the game and its management with proper leading capabilities. His current activity includes tracking all the international cricket matches and participating in related discussions in the blogs.
Shah Siddiqi, MD, FRCSC(C), FACS State Manager | Texas
Dr. Shah N. Siddiqi is the founder and director of the Texas Spine Center in Houston, Texas, specializing in minimally invasive and complex spine surgeries and spine care. He is Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurosurgery (Houston Methodist Hospital systems, Weill Cornell College of Medicine). He has helped develop spine surgery programs in several surgical centers and hospitals and has worked closely with Houston private equity firms improving outcomes and business development strategies.
Dr. Siddiqi has loved cricket since childhood and has had extensive experience playing and organizing representative cricket locally and nationally. He was born in London and represented London Schools, South of England Schools, University of Cambridge 1st XI (first class cricket) as an opening batsman and bowler playing alongside test players Javed Miandad, Alvin Kallicharan, David Gower, Johnathan Agnew, Dennis Amiss. He has played in the Middlesex County cricket league and is a member of M.C.C. (playing member). He is actively involved in the diverse Houston community, has continued to help develop younger players and is keen on developing USA cricket to a level competitive with other top cricket playing countries.
" To me, it doesn’t matter how good you are. Sport is all about playing and competing. Whatever you do in cricket and in sport, enjoy it, be positive and try to win." - Ian Botham