Top Talents Awards 2011 – Cricket Award, Mr. Umashankar Gopalasundaram

On September 18, 2011, the Canadian Tamil Youth Alliance (CTYA) held its second annual Top Talents Awards Gala to showcase and reward youth with $500 bursaries who have excelled in their respective fields. Through this recognition CTYA aims to motivate youth to continue to do extremely well in their fields. Furthermore, these youth can serve as exceptional role models for the younger generations. Today, we will be profiling Cricket 2011 Award Winner, Mr. Umashankar Gopalasundaram.

At Top Talents 2011 Awards Gala, the Canadian Tamil Youth Alliance recognizes athletes that demonstrate leadership, teamwork and technical excellence in their respective sport. The Athletic Awards purpose are to provide assistance to young Tamils in their pursuit of professional sports. CTYA is confident that this award will provide young athletes from the Tamil community the momentum to continue into the world of professional sports. CTYA’s ultimate objective is to increase the representation of the Tamil community in professional sports.

This year’s winner of the Top Talents 2011 Cricket Award has shown significant achievement and success in cricket. His talent in cricket was recognized when he was 18 by the West Indian Cricket Clubs who recruited him for the Under 19 team. In the year he joined, his team won the under 19 champion, and he was awarded the most wickets taken and economical bowler awards. With this success, he was asked to play for the elite division, the highest level of cricket played in Toronto. He was also selected to represent Canada for the under 23 Canadian Team. He has also participated in a cricket tour of New York, and through his performance, he was recruited by the Titans Franchise to represent them in a tournament. This student also represented the Ontario Cricket Academy on a tour of Sri-Lanka this past year, where he played against Sri-Lankan provincial and school teams. He currently plays softball cricket for Black Cats Sports Club, where he has won best all-rounder award, and has been recognized and applauded as an outstanding athlete in cricket. Congratulations Mr.Umashankar Gopalasundaram, this year Cricket 2011 Winner!

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