FOUNDERS

Founders

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Sandeep Singh

Founder USPL , Co-Founder Sportee & Advisor Offbeet

Sandeep has worked over 20+ years in the financial and technology space with multiple notable & high profile companies on wall street NY, USA. He was a Director of Data Management for over 8 years at one of the biggest US retail & institutional banks. Currently he holds a Managing Director position in the world's biggest trade clearing house as Global Head of Digital and API Economy. Sandeep attended Boston University in US for Masters in Financial management and also learnt various digital skills in API economy, Cloud and Big Data from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston) & Currently, he has also enrolled in Wharton Executive education for securities industry.. ...

Sandeep is very passionate about cricket, both he and his son plays in multiple cricket leagues. His passion for sport, entertainment , desire to help US cricket board grow the sport and its associated talent aspired him to start this league along with his close friends.

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Jaideep Singh

Founder USPL, Founder & CEO Offbeet Media Group

The founder and CEO of Offbeet Media, Jaideep Singh is a self-confessed startup fiend. A decorated ex-Army Major, he took the plunge and entered the corporate world in 2002. Throughout his career — which features senior management stints at powerhouses such as Viacom18 Media, Times of India, Arré, CII, JK Tyres, and others — he has been involved in the setting up of new products, new business models and teams....In his decade-long tenure at Viacom18 he worked across MTV and Vh1, and also dabbled in the movies, regional entertainment and kids genres.

As Senior VP, Head of Business for Viacom18 Network Business, he led a team of 60 people across the content, marketing, monetisation, PR and talent departments. He worked across the APAC, Middle East, UK and US markets, and was also part of the leadership team reporting to the Board of Network 18 and Viacom International (now known as ViacomCBS International). He decided to take his passion of storytelling through content to the next level by launching Offbeet Media. Today, he works with a talented team, handpicked by him and located across the country. Teamwork makes the dream work, he believes. An adventure and fitness enthusiast, Jaideep loves going on long runs and high-altitude treks when he isn’t working.

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Dinkal Patel

Co-Founder USPL

The founder of Cricket Clubs of Westchester (CCW), Dinkal Patel is an IT professional and holds Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science & Engineer from Bangalore University. He has been working in IT industry over past 22 years with an extensive experience in developing scalable enterprise data warehouse systems. He has worked with some of the world’s fortune 500 companies like PepsiCo, American Express, Bank of America, Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY), Barclays and Tudor ... Investment. Currently, He is leading a team of talented Software/Data engineers at PayPal.

At the age of 10 years, Dinkal joined Sainik School Balachadi of Jamnagar. At a very young age, he was introduced to all different sports such as Cricket, Football, Hockey, Volleyball, Basketball, etc. as well as athletic competitions such as Track and Field, Discus throw, Javelin throw, etc. He has represented his school team in inter Sainik School West zone football championship.

Sports is very dear and near to Dinkal, after migrating to USA in 2003, he never let the sportsman die in his heart. In 2019, he co-founded Cricket Clubs of Westchester (CCW) to promote and grow the sport of Cricket in New York and surrounding states. The inaugural tournament “Westchester Cup” in 2019 was participated by 16 teams across tri-states. During Pandemic year (2020), CCW successfully conducted “Westchester Cup” tournament with 16 teams. In 2021, the journey extended towards creation of an inclusive and integral participation across people & cultures by conducting 192 matches across 6 leagues/tournaments witnessing participation of 900+ players (men/women).

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Dr Ashok Chopra

Co-Founder USPL

The founder of Cricket Clubs of Westchester (CCW), Ashok, loves to chase the impossible. He truly believes in "Nothing is impossible", "Dream Big", and "Chase Your Dreams". The success and growth of Cricket Clubs of Westchester is a testament to his beliefs. A physician by profession, he did his residency in Internal Medicine from Monfiore Mount Vernon Hospital, NY, followed by Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine from New York University (NYU). ...He also earned Master’s in Public Health (MPH) in Health Policy & Management from New York Medical College (NYMC). After finishing his fellowship, he has been working with Mount Sinai Health System as an Internist and Geriatrician. He is also the Medical Director at Sprainbrook Long-term facility in Scarsdale, Westchester County, New York. Since 2019, he has been chosen to participate in Physician Leadership Academy (PLA), a new initiative by Mount Sinai Health System to groom Physician Executives from within the vast Mount Sinai Health System with more than 7200 physicians across the country, to take up leadership roles within Mount Sinai Health System, in the future.

Apart from his commitment to take care of his patients, he is a diehard cricket fan. Having missed out on cricket for more than 20 yrs due to professional and family commitments and lack of infrastructure in the USA, he along with his friends, started playing cricket again in bits and pieces starting 2011. From few players back in 2011, the team now has more than 40 players, playing all formats of the game. In year 2019, he co-founded Cricket Clubs of Westchester along with Dinkal Patel, to promote, to grow, and to bring the cricket loving community together. Cricket Clubs of Westchester hosted it's first event, The Westchester Cup, successfully in 2019, with 16 teams. Since then, Cricket Clubs of Westchester, has grown exponentially and has brought joy to men, women, and the seniors, who still want to enjoy their beloved game in the USA. Season 2021 ended with more than 150 games hosted by CCW and about 900 people playing cricket in the tournaments hosted by CCW.

Ashok's dream is to see cricket as one of the popular games in the USA and hopefully make the USA a major host for cricketing events in the future.

Besides cricket, Ashok loves to travel, explore new places, enjoys long drives, sucker for powerful driving machines, and enjoys watching weekend Bollywood movies with his amazing wife and 2 wonderful children.

Creative and Content

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Bhavya Sharma

Chief Creative Officer, Offbeet Media Group

‘Work hard, party harder’ is a phrase that our Chief Creative Officer Bhavya lives and breathes. A nonconformist, he has dabbled in pretty much everything the entertainment industry has to offer. In a career spanning over two decades, he has worked with biggies like Zee Network, MTV India, BBC World Service Trust (now BBC Media Action) and others to churn out exciting content for audiences. ...

His body of work cuts across various genres of storytelling. From producing and directing ad films and documentaries, to being a creative director for both homegrown and international fiction shows, he is currently working on scripts for two Bollywood feature films. An adventure aficionado and wildlife enthusiast, he spends his time away from work trailing pug marks, creek hopping, or off-roading in the Himalayan wilderness.
Offbeet Profile

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Sajeed A

Chief Creative Director, Offbeet Media Group

An award-winning filmmaker, our Chief Creative Director Sajeed has over 20 years of experience in producing edgy fiction and non-fiction youth content. In his previous stint as Video Head at 101 India, he created several award-winning properties under themes like subculture, counterculture, crime, and horror. He has also created iconic shows for MTV, Vice Media, Netflix, and Hotstar, and regularly consults as a creative director for leading production agencies in India and abroad....

More recently, his short ‘The Man Who Planted a Forest’ earned rave reviews at several prestigious film festivals across the world. In 2020, he was chosen as one of the global top 10 filmmakers of the decade by Diversity in Cannes. Now, at Offbeet, Sajeed is exploring new modes of storytelling (fiction and non-fiction), and also exploring AR, VR and Mixed Reality formats. He loves the varied portfolio of projects that lands on his desk every day, and believes that all it takes to overcome challenges is a great team to brainstorm solutions with, and a nice pot of home-brewed coffee.

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Anshu Bose

Senior Creative Director

Associated with projects as diverse as Music Videos, Ad films, Television, Animation AVs, Documentaries, Feature Films, to Live-Multi cam shows & events
- Project Lead for a documentary series titled “Roar of the Lion’ aired on “Hotstar”, based on the evolution and history of IPL Team Chennai Super Kings.
... - Produced {Post Creative} ‘Sons of the Soil’ for BBC and Amazon Prime, a documentary series based on Abhishekh Bachchan’s Kabaddi team contesting in Pro Kabaddi League.
- Project Lead on a celebrity reality-based show ‘Power Couple’ aired on Sony television.
- Multi camera Technical Director for ‘Rivals in law’ aired on History TV 18.
- Director and Creative lead for an Online gaming Championship titled “U Cypher” for MTV India.
- Director for a Travel series ‘A Two-Way Trip’ for Discovery India.
was part of the core group when BBC India was launched and worked on transforming International formats / scripts to content format that was relatable to the Indian audience.

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Sushanth Konda

USPL Team specialist and talent Manager

Sushanth Konda is an IT professional with over 15 years of experience in one of the top Asset Management and Research institutions in the USA with expertise in end-to-end trading systems that manage multi-billion dollar daily trades.
... -As a right-handed middle-order batsman and medium pace bowler, Sushanth has played professional cricket in India and captained U-19, U-21 and U-25 Karnataka teams with a career total of over 45 centuries and 15 plus 5-wicket hauls. He has played several reputable cricket tournaments(Buchi Babu and Moin-ud-Dowlah) and captained South Zone at the Vizzy trophy championship. He has been playing in New Jersey for over 10 years now and has a couple MVP titles under his belt. Sushanth does not believe in the "Less is More" philosophy when it comes to scoring on the field with a career highlight of 4 back to back centuries in 4 consecutive days against different teams. His passion has now transitioned into supporting the community in identifying and nurturing younger cricketing talent in south New Jersey.
When he is not thinking Cricket, Sushanth is equally passionate about digital products in the advertising industry with recently being the brain behind an image analysis tool that he built for marketing folks in the weight management industry.

Design & Marketing

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Rajni Gadhvi

Vice President Design, Offbeet Media Group

A Design major from Academy of Art University, San Francisco, Rajni has been working as a Senior Creative Director for over 18 years and 10 years in a team leadership role at Broadcast studios/boutique design houses in San Francisco, Los Angeles & Mumbai. She has worked with some of the world's most iconic companies like Troika, 3 Ring Circus, Viacom 18 & 101India. across entertainment, digital media, & technology....

Her projects range from creating large-scale broadcast channel branding, Digital, Branding, show packaging, Art direction, Titles, Promos, Print/Ad campaigns, Motion Graphics, UI Design, 3D Projection Mapping and Son-et-Lumiere shows for heritage structures in India. Her work is driven by the idea of engaging people with an emphasis on context-specific, narrative-driven, socially meaningful and sensitive approach. From branding Adventure Park to launching TV channels in United States, India, Pakistan and Afghanistan she revels in the challenges and is a problem solver, organized & detail-oriented team leader. She is now on a journey to extend that experience into content. storytelling and heritage conservation.

Digital & Social Media

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Jasmine Bala Chakra

Head of Digital & Social Media, Offbeet Media Group

Jasmine is a really passionate and hardworking individual. A highly skilled MICA graduate in Digital Marketing, social media is her absolute playfield. She is a prolific dancer and content creation is her second nature. From having significant experience in client servicing to being a professional choreographer in the industry, she has done it all with sheer dedication only to deliver excellence.

Cricket Talent Advisor

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Ravi Churi

Cricket Talent Advisor

Coach Ravi Churi is an associate of Dronacharya Sri Ramakant Achrekar, the legendary coach who trained Sachin Tendulkar. As such, Coach Churi assisted Coach Achrekar at various camps including camps that were held in Mangalore (Karnataka), Delhi, Kerala and Dehradun. ...

An effective right-handed middle order batsman and right-arm offspinner, Coach Churi was the captain of Hind Sevak, New Social Union, Herdillia Chemicals and BV Kamath Memorial Cricket Clubs in Mumbai.Coach Churi led the BV Kamath Memorial Club to a title win in Kanga League E Division. Coach Churi led a team comprising former India players - Paras Mhambrey and Ramesh Powar.Coach Churi has 500 career wickets and 5000 runs across various formats.

Coach Churi is a Mumbai Cricket Association certified coach and umpire. As an umpire, he has officiated IPL practice games as well as in the Times Shield Games.

Sponsorship and Partnerships

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Malay Kumar

Executive Vice President - Monetisation & Strategy - India & International Business

A leader who was raised by an Army officer and a full-time homemaker, with 20 years of prodigious professional experience in Branded Content Solutions, Advertising Sales, Sponsorship Sales, Brand Licensing & Merchandising in the Media Industry with a proven track record of achieving consistent & dynamic.....results impacting a company’s bottom line growth & success in India & Middle East.

Malay has been allied with brands like Filmfare Middle East, MTV India, Red FM India, and many more. He has created benchmarks with innovative brand extensions and new business models with media brands to create new revenue lines. The qualities to bring the best onboard is the key to success is the slogan for the titleholder.
A die-heart fan of SRK, music, art, and travel lover. A firm believer in 'Work hard & party harder!

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Sriya DasGupta

Vice President, Offbeet Media Group

An integral part of the company since its inception, Sriya plays a multi-pronged role as Vice President – Strategy and Growth at Offbeet Media Group. As an intermediary between clients and the in-house creative team, she likes to dabble in everything, from closing deals with clients to storyboarding pitches. ...

With 20 years of work experience with media giants like Viacom18, Star India, and Turner (Warner Bros.), she is adept at preempting emerging trends and understanding exactly what a client wants. A team player through and through, believes there is something new to learn from everyone around her, especially in an industry as dynamic as media and entertainment. She says, ‘I have put my heart and soul into growing Offbeet Media Group, and my dream is for us to be frontrunners in the space.’

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