It is with great sadness that the club has today confirmed that after two rejected visa applications, Parth will not be able to return to the UK this year.
The club would like to place on record, the huge thanks to Parth for his loyal and dedicated service throughout his time at the club. Parth spent five successful seasons at Minster between 2013 - 2017 both as a senior player and as a junior coach, helping out all age groups of our youth section.
During his time at Minster, Parth achieved a number of league titles and promotions as a player, scoring over 4600 runs and taking 232 wickets in the process.
Our youth section has also grown considerably in this time, with huge improvements in talent throughout. We are sure many of our junior members and parents would also like to thank Parth for all the hard work and commitment he put into helping each and every one of the children.
Whatever Parth did, he did it with a smile on his face and made many close friends over here in the UK. He will be sorely missed by all at Minster, and we sincerely hope that one day we will see his return.
Following the news, Parth has left the following message:
I have to say goodbye to my UK family. I am sad to inform you that I am not coming this year. I will miss you all. My 5 year cricket journey has come to an end.
I would like to say thank you from the bottom of my heart to MCC and all my friends for your love and support. My 5 year journey with Minster has been unforgettable. It was a golden time in my life and I will miss you all, especially the kids of MCC.
I started my journey when I was an amateur 18 year old. It's always hard to spend 5 months away from my family with limited English. But all I can say is that it didn't feel like I was away from my home, and away from my family. I cannot explain in words how much love you guys gave me. I learnt a lot during my five years and I always got support both on and off the field.
It was a pleasure to play for this club. The juniors at Minster are talented, keen to play cricket and have so much positive energy. I can see a bright future for the club with lots of talented players. All the guys who help out at the club are excellent, especially Neil, Callum and Mark.
I will always be ready to help the club and the kids in the future, and if you come to India it will be my pleasure to host you and your friends at some point.
MCC la la la
Lots of love,
In terms of the upcoming junior season and coaching, the club has sourced a replacement. Angelo Yiatses, a young coach from South Africa is arriving in the UK on May 7th for the 2018 season. Angelo will take over Parth's role as the lead Junior Coach and will work with the other coaches in delivering training and matches this year for the juniors.