About US

The Hyderabad Cricket Club was established as an interest group in 2006 by Mr. Vivekananddh Reddy Gurram. His prior record as a leagues player in Hyderabad helped him establish a rapport with the cricket loving youth in the city. People soon started flocking to him every weekend, and the Hyderabad Cricket Club was born.

The operations were formalized into a company by the name of Wattey Shot Pvt Ltd which caters to the non-professional sport-loving people in the country. It has the motto of ‘Chalo Khelein aaj… Chalo Jeetein Aaj’; and promotes the cultures of play hard, fair and safe.

The Hyderabad Cricket Club has a strong following online. It has about 3000 followers on Facebook, and multiple people joining it everyday on meetup. We have also released the Hyderabad Cricket Club app on the Android Play Store that ensures that anyone who wishes to play at a day’s notice will be given a fair chance.

When we integrate this with the health partnerships; we provide a single stop shop for all the sport and health-related needs of our users.

Founders

    Vivekanand Reddy Gurram

    Founder and Chairman

Vivek is a former leagues player in Hyderabad and brings with him a lot of passion and understanding of the game. HCC started as Vivek assembled a group of enthusiastic individuals over their love for cricket. Under his mentorship, HCC has grown to a thriving ecosystem of everything cricket.

    Praveen Dwarakanath

    Co-Founder

Praveen is a successful operational investor and an avid cricket fan.
He finished his MBA from the Indian Institute of Management and after successful stints with Reckitt Benckiser and Unilever; founded a successful Research Company. Following a Profitable exit in the Stock Markets, Praveen decided to step into his long-standing passion – Cricket.
He recounts India’s loss to Srilanka in the 1996 world cup semi-final as the worst day of his life, and the win in the 2011 world cup semi-final as his best.


Management

    Shiva S

    CEO

Shiva holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from IIT-BHU, Varanasi, and a PGDBM from IIM Ahmedabad. A passionate cricket fan ,his idols include Dhoni ,Kohli , Sachin and Sehwag . A lifelong stockmarket bull ,hes also an angel investor , serves as an advisor to Whitespace Alpha a hedge fund and is on the board of Nanohealth a Healthcare startup. Other passions include playing badminton, yoga and movies.

    Mohnish Yerra

    COO

An MBA Candidate in Business Strategy from IE Business School, Spain and Bachelor in Industrial Engineering and Minor in Economics and Entrepreneurship from Purdue University, USA, Mohnish has a deep passion for the Sport of Cricket. He is part of the YouTube channel BPL - Boys Played Well that commentates on IPL which he started along with his Delhi Public School, Hyderabad cricket team-mates. He fondly remembers the stadium vibes when Sachin scored 17,000* vs Australia in Hyderabad and when India won the WC in 2011. He is an Angel Investor, Global Electronic Manufacturing Leader and Digital Marketing Expert. He is a thoroughbred Hyderabadi and is very excited to lead and grow HCC to new heights.

    Gaurav Joshi

    Operations Head

Gaurav is a passionate cricket fan and entrepreneur who has been heading operations at the Hyderabad cricket club for 3 years . He has a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from Dr. A. P. J Abdul Kalam Technical State University and a Post Graduate degree from Central Institute of Tool Design. Gaurav founded an automotive Startup based out of Hyderabad when he was in college. His Cricket Idols are Virender Sehwag and Adam Gilchrist. He is inventive and takes pride in designing artifacts using modern tools in his leisure time.