This is how we began!
In the summer of 2013, my brother Murtaza had the opportunity to attend our sister’s wedding, little did he know that this event would spark a journey that would forever change our lives and create a thriving cricket business. As Murtaza participated in cricket matches during his visit to Chicago, he couldn’t help but notice the lack of affordable cricket gear and the limited selection available. A passion for the sport and a keen entrepreneurial spirit ignited within him, leading to a brilliant idea.
Upon his return, Murtaza approached me with an enthusiastic proposal. He suggested that we venture into the world of cricket gear sales by starting small and selling cricket bats from our very own garage. Excited by the prospect, we wasted no time in setting up shop and dedicating ourselves to providing high-quality, yet affordable cricket equipment to the local cricket community.
In September of 2013, the doors of our humble garage-based operation officially opened. It was a modest beginning, with just a few cricket bats and a deep desire to serve our customers with integrity and passion. We relied on the power of word-of-mouth, spreading the news about our growing collection of bats and the personalized service we offered.
As time went on, our reputation began to flourish. Our customers appreciated not only the affordability of our products but also the expanding range of brands and gear we provided. To reach a wider audience and foster a sense of community, we decided to establish an online presence. Thus, our Facebook page was born, acting as a platform for cricket enthusiasts to connect, share experiences, and stay up-to-date with our latest offerings.
The support and loyalty of our customers have been the backbone of our success. We are humbled by the trust they have placed in us, their valuable feedback, and their unwavering patronage. With their continued support, we were able to grow and evolve, expanding our inventory to include renowned brands such as SS, SG, DSC, BDM, CEAT, MRF, CA, MB, Kookaburra, GM, Newbery, New Balance, Payntr, Shrey, Moonwalkr, Laver & Wood, Focus, Masuri, CP, Adidas, Puma, Payntr, Aldred, SF, Kingsbury, Mongoose, HS, BS, and more.
After surpassing our wildest dreams, we expanded our operations to better serve our growing customer base. Today, we proudly operate two physical locations, conveniently located in Chicago and Houston. These brick-and-mortar stores allow us to provide personalized service, expert advice, and a hands-on experience for local customers.
Recognizing the demand from cricket enthusiasts worldwide, we also established a robust online presence. Through our website, we are able to cater to customers beyond our physical store locations. We now ship our carefully selected cricket gear to customers across the globe, ensuring that anyone, regardless of their location, can access top-quality equipment at competitive prices. The expansion of our business, both in terms of physical locations and online reach, has been a testament to the trust and support of our loyal customer base. We are deeply grateful for their continued patronage, feedback, and word-of-mouth recommendations that have allowed us to grow and serve cricket enthusiasts worldwide.
As we reflect on our journey from a humble garage-based operation to a thriving cricket store, we remain committed to our core values of providing excellent customer service, offering a diverse range of high-quality cricket gear, and promoting the love and spirit of the game.
This year, we will be celebrating our 10-year anniversary. This milestone fills our hearts with gratitude and joy. We owe it all to our incredible customers, whose trust, loyalty, and continuous support have fueled our growth and success. We couldn’t be more excited to celebrate this significant milestone with each and every one of you. It is a moment to reflect on our journey, to express our heartfelt appreciation, and to envision an even brighter future. Thank you for believing in us, providing us with valuable feedback, suggestions for improvement, and most importantly, your unwavering love for the game of cricket. Together, we have created a community that shares a passion for the sport and continues to inspire us every day.
The future holds exciting possibilities, and we look forward to continuing to serve the cricket community with dedication and passion. Additionally, we’re thrilled to share that we’ve been featured in a Houston Chronicle article.