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[Source: American Cricket Federation Press Release]
American Cricket Federation (ACF) announced on Thursday that Durga Das has agreed to join its Steering Committee. Durga will also serve as the coordinator for ACF’s Women's Cricket Committee initiatives.
Durga has a rich resume in cricket and was most recently the captain of USA Women's Team that reached the World Cup Qualifier in Bangladesh. Previously, Durga captained Stella Maris college, Madras University and eventually All India Universities cricket teams. Durga has also played for Tamil Nadu State and South Zone and was vice captain of Central Zone in India before being selected for the Indian Squad.
Off the field, Durga Das is a successful entrepreneur starting her career at 14 and has co-founded numerous companies including Innova Solutions, NetScaler, Paypod,vMobo and most recently DAS STAR Ventures. Durga created DAS STAR as a vehicle to generate a new model of investing, enabling first entrant entrepreneurs to raise money and build expertise, leading them towards additional future funding or buy-out.
Accepting the challenge, Durga Das said that she looked forward to the winds of change in American Cricket. "I do know that no great change can come overnight but planting effective seeds today will certainly bear fruit in good time. ACF's mission requires sustained effort, courage, discipline, nurturing trust and last but not least, a generous hand with time and money," Durga said.
Picture courtesy: ACF/Durga Das