Who we are

Welcome to Motown Cricket Club!

We are a group of pioneering Cricket enthusiasts who are committed to organizing, playing, coaching and growing this gentleman’s sport in Southeast Michigan, U.S.A.

Competing in Michigan Cricket Association, we have one team each in the F40 and T20 formats. Our T20 team plays in the Trophy Division.

Our story

…began in 1999, with the club founders seeking to play leather ball Cricket in Southeast Michigan. Till then, the nearest organized leather ball league Cricket was available in Windsor, Canada; which meant, driving into Canada for weekly practices and matches over the weekend, as far as Cambridge, Waterloo, or Kitchener. 

That first year, we began playing friendly matches with Troy Cricket Club – the only other club in Metro Detroit that had a ground (Bloomer Park, Rochester Hills). We also entered our team in a tournament in Columbus, OH, which was 3 hours away. 

At the end of that year, Motown CC, Troy CC, and Metro Detroit CC started the Great Lakes Trophy (don’t remember who won).

This was the year where we met several park and city officials in search of a suitable sports field, which we could call home. By the end of the year, we discovered the Lyon Oaks County Park project and spoke to Mr. Dan Stencil. Long story short, we organized a meeting with the Executive Committee of Oakland County Parks and Recs and invited the pitch curator from Toronto Curling and Cricket Club in Ontario, Canada. The Executive Committee was impressed and toured grounds in Toronto the following week. A few years later, the construction of the first dedicated Cricket ground was completed and we named it Lyon Oaks Cricket Ground. 

In 2000, our club management came up with the vision of organizing a league in Michigan; hence, the first Michigan Cricket Association meeting was held at our Secretary’s residence. Then, many dedicated Cricketers from the clubs pooled their resources to form the league, which commenced in 2001.

Motown Cricket Academy

Under the leadership of Coach Vasanth Krishnaswami, Motown established its Cricket Academy to introduce this wonderful sport to the youth of our local communities in Southeast Michigan.

Coaching sessions are held during the regular season from May through August at Lyon Oaks Cricket Ground.

Interested parents, kindly visit our Contact Us page and reach out to us for more information.

Contact Us

Nadeem Muqueem
President
E: nadeem.muqueem@gmail.com
P: (313)673-6448

Vijay Patel
Treasurer
E: vijaypatelmi@gmail.com
P: (248)761-5139

Vasanth Krishnaswami
Cricket Academy Coach
E: vasanth.krishnaswami@gmail.com
P: (734)223-7586

Ankit Vora
F40 Team Captain
E: ankitvora19@gmail.com
P: (313)391-8888

Faizan Shaik
T20 Team Captain
E: faizan@ostatemail.okstate.edu
P: (720)257-1768