Newsweek: Can Cricket Finally Crack America's Sports Market?

“I tend to think that cricket is the greatest thing that God created on Earth,” the English playwright Harold Pinter once said, adding that it was better than sex—although intercourse, he noted, “isn’t bad either.” Perhaps it would do his clairvoyance a disservice, but it seems unlikely that the great dramatist could ever have predicted the United States as a testing ground for his theory. Cricket in America, based on past records, seems more barmy than sexy—a sport that has struggled to break (occasionally founded) stereotypes of intense slowness....

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The National Cricket League announces partnership with Global Sports Ventures

The National Cricket League, Inc. (NCL) is pleased to announce an association with Global Sports Ventures, LLC (GSV) led by Chairman of Global Sports Ventures, LLC and Rohan Group of Companies, Mr. Jignesh (Jay) Pandya. Global Sports Ventures recently entered into a $70 million licensing agreement with United States America Cricket Association (USACA) to start a professional Twenty20 (T20) league in the United States.....

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Forbes: Cricket League Starts Lining Up Host U.S. Cities, Partners And Players As Enthusiasm Builds

Professional cricket continues to move closer to reality in the U.S., which boasts the second-biggest audience for the sport in the world. Host cities are being lined up for franchises, negotiations on major television and sponsorship deals are ongoing, and American-based players are signing contracts and starting training programs.....

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SBNation: Meet the investor spending $2.4 billion to start a cricket league in the USA

Jay Pandya is the chairman of Global Sports Ventures, a sports development company with a lofty goal: Help make Americans fall in love with cricket. New sports have attempted to get a foothold in America in the past, but the announcement of a $2.4 billion investment and the creation of 17,000 new jobs makes cricket the biggest new-sport initiative since the launch of Major League Soccer....

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Sportskeeda: Why the United States of America can be cricket's new frontier

Cricket is a game played in over 100 countries and enjoys a fan following of many around the world. However, the popularity takes a big hit when the game goes beyond the boundaries of the so-called conventional Test playing nations. However, for once in a very long time International Cricket Council is looking towards expanding the game to beyond the ‘commonweath nations’ and they have finally realised that a sport can only sustain if it keeps growing and expanding....

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Cricwizz: How Jignesh Pandya’s Global Sports Ventures aims to ignite the cricketing spark in USA

Whenever we think of the untapped markets for the game of cricket, North America’s always seems to be top of mind. The massive fan base for cricket in the United States, made up of first and second generations of immigrants, majorly from sub-continent and Caribbean islands, certainly has the potential to make America a land of opportunities for cricket, especially the T20 format.....

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Yahoo: Global Sports Ventures expands cricket in the USA with $2.4 Billion Infrastructure plan creating 17,000 new jobs

Global Sports Ventures, a sports development company, today announced plans to build an estimated $2.4 Billion in infrastructure and business development to drive economic growth across eight states.....

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Times Of India: USA cricket association signs a big deal with real estate firm

HYDERABAD: The United States of America Cricket Association (USACA) and Philadelphia-based real estate firm Global Sports Ventures (GSV) have announced a multi-year, multi-million deal for a professional cricket league in USA. USACA president Gladstone Dainty and GSV president and chief executive Jignesh (Jay) Pandya announced the deal to the tune of $70 million in New York City.....

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Business Standard: US to have its own T20 cricket league

The United States of America Cricket Association (USACA) on Thursday announced exclusive licensing rights for a franchised T20 professional cricket league to Pennsylvania-based sports development company Global Sports Venture. With this, the Gentleman's Game becomes a part of the US sports economy, which is the largest in the world.....

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The Huffington Post: Top USA Men And Women Cricketers To Receive Contracts

Men and women cricket players in the U.S. now have a shot at becoming full-time, professional cricketers. Today, the USA Cricket Association (USACA) and Global Sports Ventures, LLC announced a $70-million licensing agreement to professionalize the sport in the US and establish a commercial T20 cricket league.....

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Forbes: Professional Cricket League Is Coming To U.S. With $70 Million Licensing Agreement

Cricket will be joining the crowded U.S. professional sports landscape as part of a $70 million licensing agreement between the United States of America Cricket Association (USACA) and Pennsylvania-based Global Sports Ventures, LLC. ....

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Yahoo: United States Makes Deal on Professional Cricket

One of the World’s Most Viewed Sports Will Arrive in US

United States of America Cricket Association (USACA) licenses exclusive rights of Franchise T20 Cricket League to Global Sports Ventures, LLC; bringing professional Cricket to the United States New York, NY (Sept. 29, 2017) – Today, the United States of America Cricket Association (USACA) announced exclusive licensing rights for a Franchised T20....

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