The Franchise

The St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots (SKN Patriots) are a franchise cricket team representing the Federation of St. Kitts & Nevis in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). The franchise was established in January 2015 by Uday Nayak and Mohammed Ansari in partnership with the Government of St. Kitts & Nevis. Their love for cricket and the Federation of St.Kitts & Nevis made it a perfect opportunity to bring the Federation its first professional franchise team. 

The Patriots home ground is the Warner Park Stadium in St. Kitts.
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<h4>Uday Nayak  (Co-Owner)</h4>
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Uday Nayak (Co-Owner)

Uday is the quintessential entrepreneur with varied experience in banking and aviation, he co-founded the Veling Group in 2002. A true team builder, he successfully led Veling into various uncharted territories including aircraft leasing arranging JOLCO’s and Sale & Leasebacks on its first A380 – he was the engine that powered the company.

He now brings with him his wealth of experience to Kayan which he intends to nurture along with his capable team. Uday is an alumnus of Harvard Business School and has an honorary doctorate from the University of Bolton for his contributions to philanthropy and aviation.

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<h4>Mohammed Ansari (Co-Owner)</h4>
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Mohammed Ansari (Co-Owner)

Over 17 years of experience in financial services and investment banking.Formerly of Salomon Brothers, where he worked in merger and acquisition advisory for major U.S. and Canadian corporations in the New York and Toronto offices.

​Holds a Master of Philosophy Degree in Economics from Cambridge University and a B.S. in Economics and Business Finance from Brunel University, where he graduated with First Class Honors.

Management

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<h5>Richard Berridge (Chief Operating Officer)</h5>
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Richard Berridge (Chief Operating Officer)

Richard joined the group in 2015 as the Chief Operating Officer and Team Manager of the St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots, a professional cricket franchise based in St. Kitts and who participates in the Caribbean Premier League. In the second year, he was elevated to Chief Executive Officer of the franchise. He has worked in the field of cricket for over 10 years with an 8 year stint with the West Indies Men’s Cricket team as their Performance Analyst. He has served as a senior consultant to major cricket projects around the global.