USA is among the nations that is fast making up ground in the sport. And stepping down the track, to tee off further into the stands, is Ritesh Patel, Team Owner of the Morrisville SAMP Army, who are playing their debut season at the Abu Dhabi T10.
Morrisville SAMP Army, USA is part of Season 6 of the 8-team Abu Dhabi T10, beginning 23rd November at the iconic Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Joining the T10 bandwagon has put the SAMP Army firmly on the map of world cricket, and Ritesh explained that the franchise is keen to expand globally.
SAMP Army is one of the largest cricket franchises in the USA with many international players involved. According to owner, Ritesh Patel, “we are aiming to expand our franchise, and the Abu Dhabi T10, is a good platform for us to work with. We are very excited and the team is looking forward to the season.” Further, Ritesh stated that “We are expanding and the long-term plan is that in the next few years we make our mark in leagues globally. Our team is already working on the plans and hopefully the plans will be executed well and you will see the SAMP Army in more places than now,” he signed off.
The SAMP Army will be coached by the legendary South African, Lance Klusener and have the swashbuckling batter David Miller as their icon player. Among the others in the team are Moeen Ali and Anrich Nortje.