Board of Directors
Biju Paul, President
Mr. Biju Paul is an IT entrepreneur living in Japan over twenty years. He is an active cricketer-cum-coach and an able administrator. Along with his friends, he helped found one of the oldest cricket clubs in Japan, Indian Engineers Cricket Club (IECC) in 1996 and is currently the elected president of the club. He is also a member of the administrative committee of the Kanto Cricket League, the most prestigious expat cricket league in Japan. KCL had helped Japan Cricket Association (JCA) to get its domestic tournament up and going during its initial stages. His company, TopTech Informatics, is one of the early sponsors and promoters of the TCA. Biju currently serves as the president and also as a member of the Executive Board. His goal as president of the association is to provide a level playing field for the expats cricketers in Japan, thereby promoting and popularizing cricket in Tokyo region.
Gurdeep Singh Dua, Vice President
Mr. Gurdeep Singh Dua has been living in Japan for over ten years as an IT professional working in global investment banks. As a passionate cricketer, he leads one of the famous cricket clubs, Men in Blue Cricket club (MIB), founded in 2002. He has been an active administrator in cricket for several years in Japan and has been successfully organizing Tokyo Premier League (TPL) tournaments for the past eight years in Tokyo region. His club has been producing talented players, who then go on to excel in the KCL and JCA associated tournaments. It also fosters a strong junior team from International schools from Edogawa city. Gurdeep currently serves as the vice president and also as a member of the Executive Board. His goal as vice president of the association is to make cricket popular among the local Japanese community and provide a platform for expats to learn and showcase their cricketing skills.
Velusamy Pavethy Nath, General Secretary
Dr. Pavethy is a dentist by profession and a Monbukagakusho-Japanese Government Scholar currently undergoing his Orthodontic Ph.D. research in Tokyo Medical and Dental University. He received his bachelor’s dental degree from SRM University, Chennai, India and specialized in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics from University of the East, Manila, Philippines. He is regarded as one of the top cricketing all-rounders in Japan for the past four years and has won several accolades and prizes in cricket since childhood. Dr. Pavethy currently serves as the General Secretary of Tokyo Cricket Association and also as a member of the Executive Board. In addition, he is also a member of the Tournament & Media committees for the Kanto Cricket League and Tokyo Blitz! 2017 tournaments. He has been contributing towards the growth of cricket in Tokyo region ever since he started playing cricket in Japan. Besides being an active cricketer himself, he is also a professional chess player, scuba-diver and a wanderlust.
Naiwala Pathirannehelage Chandrasiri, Head of Disciplinary Committee
Dr. Chandrasiri is currently working as a professor at the Kogakuin University. He received his bachelors and master degrees in engineering from Toyohashi University of Technology in 1996 and 1998, respectively. He received his Ph.D. degree in Information and Communication engineering from the University of Tokyo, in 2001 and was also a research associate with the same. He was a Japanese Society for Promotion of Science- Research fellow with Nihon university and a researcher with Toyota Info Technology Center. Apart from his academic career, he is also a passionate cricketer. He was one of the key founding members of Serendib Cricket Club, comprising mainly of university students. He currently administers and also captains his club. His club has been participating in the Kanto Cricket League since 2001 and has produced highly skilled university student cricketers in and around Tokyo region. Dr. Chandrasiri currently serves as the Head of the Disciplinary Committee and also as a member of the Executive Board.
Amol Mukund Vaidya, Head of Tournament Committee
Mr. Vaidya has been working as an IT professional in Japan for over eight years. He has a Master’s degree in Computer Science. His love for cricket did not die even while living in a foreign country. On the contrary, he continually seeks ways and means to improve the standards of cricket in Japan by actively getting involved in playing and administration. He believes that with an already large pool of talent, Japan can play better at International level in a few years. Amol currently serves as Head of the Tournament Committee and also as a member of the Executive Board. “We want to make cricket tournaments entertaining for locals as well as expats in Japan. The various tournaments we plan with a multitude of nationalities will help foster a long-lasting bond between Japanese and international cricket players and lovers”, says Amol.
Srinivasa Nagaraju Pedada, Head of Finance Committee
Srinivasa was born and brought up in the city of Visakhapatnam, India. He has been living in Japan for over nine years and is currently working with Larsen & Toubro Infotech, Japan. As wine gets better with age, his love and passion for cricket has only increased with age. He is one of the founding members of Alpha Quashers Yokohama Cricket club, an emerging club in Japan with more than fifty active players. As an active cricketer, he was quick to make a mark for himself by leading the club to its debut title win in the Kanto Cricket League 2013 championship. He is also a captain and mentor for his company L&T’s corporate cricket team, which has also won several tournaments in Japan. Srinivasa have been managing Kanto Cricket League accounting and Finances in the past, he currently serves as the Head the Finance Committee and also as a member of the Executive Board.