One man standing – MAQ

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475 total views, 123 views today When everyone looked away and looked at their own purses to ensure that they were safe, one man stood in the cold, braving the harsh reality which is politics in cricket administration to make sure that the game of cricket survived in his adopted land. Two years ago, when the International Cricket Council (ICC) gave USACA their march orders, cricketers from America went into panic mode. The offices of Cricket Council USA (CCUSA) located at Atlantic Boulevard in Margate was inundated with calls from desperate men,…

16 teams in line for glory

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1,224 total views, 109 views today SUNRISE/FL – USA: A total of 16 teams will vie for honors when the 2019 MaqT10 USA Nationals bowls off at the Central Broward Regional Park in Fort Lauderdale on April 26. Over 50 teams had registered for the event, looking to be the second winners of the T10 format after Washington Tigers took the inaugural title in 2018, however, organizers Cricket Council USA (CCUSA) could not have accommodated more than 16 teams at this point in time. The 16 teams that will compete will include…

No particular Australia player on target: Shoaib Malik

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5,202 total views, 99 views today Muhammad Asif Khan SHARJAH: Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik has said that they were ready for the challenge in the one day series against Australia. He however added that no particular Australia player was considered a threat. “One or two players can change the course of the game in a Twenty20 game however in an ODI match, a number of players have to chip in. The bowling unit has to be on top of its game to dislodge the opposition batsmen”, Shoaib Malik said on the eve…

Players are not machines: Arthur

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5,002 total views, 29 views today Muhammad Asif Khan SHARJAH: The head coach of Pakistan Cricket team, Mickey Arthur has defended the decision to rest a few seasoned Pakistan players during the 5-match ODI series against Australia, starting from March 22nd. “We have been on the road since the second week of September and players are not machines. It will be good to rest them instead of increasing the risk of injuries before the World Cup”, Mickey Arthur “Our (Pakistan’s) World Cup squad is more or less settled however just a final…

FICA expresses grief over Christchurch tragedy

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3,139 total views, 4 views today Muhammad Asif Khan Karachi: Along with the entire world, the Federation of International Cricketers Associations (FICA) has also condemned and expressed grief over deadly incidents at two mosques in New Zealand’s city of Christchurch this morning. “FICA, on behalf of its members and cricketers around the world, sends its prayers and sympathies to the people of Christchurch following today’s horrendous attacks”, FICA said “The global cricket community was shocked to hear that the Bangladesh cricket team was so close to the incident. The FICA has been…

Priceless experience for USA bowlers

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3,483 total views, 33 views today Muhammad Asif Khan SHARJAH: The United States cricket team, in the UAE, got a great opportunity to rub shoulders with one of the top international outfits, Australia, when their bowlers rolled their arms to Australia batsmen at practice nets in Sharjah. The official Facebook page of the USA team shared photos of their bowling unit which went to Sharjah on the invitation of the Australian Cricket Team. On the occasion, the USA bowlers also talked with the Australian team management. The USA cricket team are in…

Maq calls for support for St. Maarten

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4,769 total views, 22 views today BOCA RATON/USA: Chairman of Cricket Council USA (CCUSA) Mahammad Qureshi is calling on authorities in the Caribbean to come on board and support the initiative of former West Indies fast bowler Adam Sanford to have cricket played in St. Maarten, under the Cricket 4 Life banner. Sanford who is still active in terms of playing the game has taken on the huge responsibility of hosting a T20 tournament called ‘Cricket 4 Life’ with the backing of Qureshi and CCUSA. This tournament takes place at the Lumber…

Team registration hits the half-century mark

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7,535 total views, 8 views today MARGATE/FL – USA: In a record move, over 50 teams have registered for the MaqT10, USA National championships that will bowl off from April 26 to 28 at the Central Broward Regional Park in Fort Lauderdale. Checks with Cricket Council USA (CCUSA), the parent body for the tournament, revealed that as of February 21, a total of 51 teams were already on the roster. Chairman of CCUSA, Mahammad Qureshi said he was very happy with the work done by his team of professionals at CCUSA and…

MAQ Cricket Stadium taking shape

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6,390 total views, 8 views today CHICAGO/USA – The Maq Cricket Stadium is nearing completion of its first phase in Hannover Chicago and will be ready for action come early July. In early April there will be an official ceremony commissioning the ground and then on the weekend of July 4, there will be action at the venue. At the moment most areas of the field are graded, the astroturf is already in place and soon the entire surface will be playable. Mahammad Qureshi the mastermind behind this project says that cricket…