Galacticos Cricket Club is Manhattan’s inner-city cricket club. Founded on September 23, 2011 by Nikhil Puri, the club initially played friendly games a few times a year against clubs in the NY Tri-State area. In 2015, the Galacticos entered into the Premier Sunday competition of the NY Commonwealth Cricket League, a 35+ year old league played across many boroughs of New York City.
The purpose of the club is to provide an opportunity to league-level cricketers who live in and around the Manhattan and New York City area a chance to play competitive cricket and also enjoy a fun social atmosphere within the club. Our club’s motto is to play hard on the field to win, and enjoy a drink and a few laughs with each other afterwards.
Our club members come from varied parts of the cricketing world such as India, South Africa, New Zealand, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Australia.
We play in two different leagues: the WSL on Saturdays, and the CCL Premier Division on Sundays. We also play many friendlies every season, but concentrated in April and Sept/Oct (outside the league schedule).
We also go on tours every year, one pre-season and one post-season. In 2017, we toured Jamaica pre-season to play two games against local clubs, and Philadelphia post-season playing against the prestigious British Officers and Philadelphia CC clubs. In 2018 and 2019, we toured Sarasota, Florida pre-season. In 2019 we will be attending the Philadelphia International Cricket Festival.
Join our club by signing up on the website!
If you are interested in joining, please reach out to Apoorva Wanchoo, New Member Recruiting at firstname.lastname@example.org. and cc Club President Nikhil Puri (email@example.com) and Club Fixtures Secretary, Shantanu Mehrotra (firstname.lastname@example.org).