PanAm A defeated Houston A by 21 runs in the 2018 Bhakta Invitational Cricket Tournament held in Dallas, Texas on May 24-27. ValueXpress sponsored PanAm A and was a tournament sponsor. ValueXpress has sponsored PanAm A, which also won the tournament in 2015, for many years.
Team PanAm A (note ValueXpress logo on team jerseys!)
Over 600 participants and guests attended the event. Matches were played at Russell Creek Park in Plano, Texas. PanAm A moved easily through the brackets, while Houston A played extremely well against its opponents, setting up an exciting final match. Scoring in cricket matches involves two elements — number of runs scored and number of wickets lost by each team. In the final, PanAm A scored 139 runs and lost 7 wickets. Houston A scored 118 runs and lost 9 wickets.
“What an exciting tournament to sponsor,” commented Jay Bhakta, Senior Loan Originator and ValueXpress representative at the tournament. “Cricket is a huge sport in our community, and it was an honor to be among the spectators cheering on the teams. And to be a sponsor of the winning team? Well, that is icing on the cake!”