ACF AJ&C

Advisory & Judiciary Committee – Development Representative


Jatin PatelDevelopment Representative – Advisory and Judiciary Committee 
Director of coaching
Convener for the Advisory & Judicial committee
Youth Cricket Representative

Jatin can be reached at forjatin@gmail.com

Priya SinghDevelopment Representative – Advisory and Judiciary Committee
Priya can be reached at priya_raj01@yahoo.com

Advisory & Judiciary Committee – Women’s Cricket Representative

Durga Das
Captain – USACA Women’s Team, 2010
Represented US in World Cup Qualifier in Bangladesh, 2011
Vice Captain – Central Zone, India, 1990
Captain Indian Universities, 1989-90
Member – World Cup Squad India, 1990
Represented South Zone and Tamil Nadu, India 1979-89.
Durga can be reached at durga.das@gmail.com

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Durga Das is the Founder and Managing Partner of Das Star. Das Star was created 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. Ms. Das has more than twenty years experience in the critical early stages of startups – with skilled emphasis on creation, management, business development, marketing and sales.

Durga’s experience began with her own entrepreneurial venture when still in school called DD Sports (1985-1990), a sports shop where she also manufactured her own sportswear range. She then set up the COSMOPOLITON Golf Club PRO SHOP and the PRO SHOP at the COIMBATORE Golf Club. In 1987 whilst in her first year of college she established an advertising agency, DD Advertising (1987) that had branches in Coimbatore, Chennai and Bangalore. She also set up the first rural advertising network with Brook Bond as her client in 1987.

She soon ventured into technology by joining Indigo Technologies, (1994-1998) a company that helped to automate stock exchanges around the world, where she served as Director – US & Europe Business encompassing both Management and sales responsibilities. SSI and NASDAQ acquired indigo Technologies Inc. in 1998

Ms. Das then started Innova Solutions (1998-2000) as Co-Founder and Vice-President of Sales. She helped build it into a leader in providing integrated business solutions. Innova delivered comprehensive end-to-end solutions in three core areas: CRM, e-Business, and m-Business. Innova rapidly grew to a team of 250 people in a little over two years and was quickly acquired by Ness Technologies in 2006.

From there, her career took her to NetScaler (2000-2003) as Director of Business Development and Channel Sales where she was responsible for building and managing a channel partner program. NetScaler was acquired by CITRIX in 2006.

She partially moved to India in 2005 to help set up a financial services company for India Cements in a BOT model.

Ms Das was one of the Co-Founders and COO at Paypod, (2005-2008) a multi channel, multi – format new media advertising platform. During this time, the same group also built Knibble – a casual gaming platform that was recently acquired by FX Labs in December 2007. PayPod has since merged with a larger NY based Ad Agency.
Her most recent accomplishment was with vMobo Mobile, (2008-2012) as Co-Founder and Senior Vice-President of Global Sales and Marketing. vMobo delivers a mobile direct marketing platform and offers services to clients in India and Dubai.

Durga brings to Das Star an amazing wealth of experience from years of managing successful startups. A continuous initiator of revenue generating concepts, she possesses an innate understanding of the market pulse at ground level. All her previous companies have been successfully acquired; a testimony to an amazing track record of her strengths in creation, management and development of valuable startups.

When not hitting homeruns in the business world, Durga hits sixes and fours playing for the U.S. Women’s Cricket Team. An active world traveler, she can also be found in some remote corner of Africa hunting tigers (with a camera), smelling coffee beans at her resort in South India or visiting friends in Paris or Rio de Janerio. Durga, a Rotarian, is also a passionate golfer and an avid sailor. She rides a Harley Fat Bob on weekends and long rides with her brotherhood to clear her mind.

Durga has an impressive record of serving the sport of cricket at different levels throughout her 20-year association with the game. More recently, she was the captain of the USA Women’s team in 2010 that won the ICC Americas Cup, and a player on the 2011 US national team in the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier in Bangladesh. Durga is well-respected and admired in cricket circles around the world.

Durga, who believes “cricket builds character,” has assumed the portfolio for women’s cricket development at the ACF.

Sandra Ibarra
Sandra can be reached at sibarra01@yahoo.com

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Sandra Ibarra is a true trailblazer in the history of cricket in the United States, becoming the first American-born female to break into the sport at the international level. In 2009, she represented the USA at the Cup of the Americas.

An all-around athlete, Sandra was the two-time MVP of a two-time state-champion volleyball team. She played for a state-champion basketball team and was the starting pitcher and center fielder for her fast-pitch softball team. Sandra played soccer for twenty years, and was also a silver medal sprinter in track while also competing in the shot put. She loves to snowboard, wakeboard, rollerblade, and mountain bike.

At her first US Women’s national tryouts, Ibarra was compared in her athletic approach to Jonty Rhodes, all while having no prior knowledge of cricket. Since then, she has become an ICC Level 1 coach and plays regularly on a men’s team at her home ground in Los Angeles.

Sandra Ibarra has helped pave the path for American women in cricket and hopes to continue opening doors for more to follow through her work with the American Cricket Federation.

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