Knight Riders thrash Warriors to lift CPL-2018 title

  By Jawad Hussain TAROUBA, Sept. 16 (MAQTV) – The mercurial DJ Bravo added another feather to his cap on Sunday night when he inspired the Trinbago Knight Riders to their second straight Caribbean Premier League (CPL 2018) title triumph at Brian Lara Stadium in Tarouba, Trinidad. The CPL 2018 title match also gave New Zealand’s flamboyant batsman Colin Munro to unleash the brutal side of his batting skills and pummel the Warriors with some serious lusty blows. The final would also be remembered for the American bowler Ali Khan,…

Bravo Spotted Ali Khan at US OPEN

Trin­ba­go Knight Rid­ers have a new star on the team and it be­came pos­si­ble be­cause of a keen eye of skip­per Dwayne Bra­vo. Speak­ing at the press con­fer­ence on Sat­ur­day Bra­vo re­vealed how he spot­ted the im­pres­sive young fast bowler Muham­mad Ali Khan. “I went to the US to play in a crick­et tour­na­ment, the US Open and I saw this young man. I told my broth­er (Dar­ren Bra­vo) who was play­ing on the same team with us that this boy has some tal­ent. I took his con­tact in­for­ma­tion and…

Andre Russell hails ‘the Kennar Lewis way

Andre Russell heaped praise on Kennar Lewis after his blitz at the top set up a win for Jamaica Tallawahs against Chris Gayle’s St Kitts and Nevis Patriots. The Tallawahs backed up Lewis’ heroics with a strong all-round performance in their Caribbean Premier League 2018 match at Kingston on Wednesday, 15 August, to make it three wins out of three. Lewis’ 49 off 24 balls dominated the Powerplay before New Zealand’s Ross Taylor made the most of a let-off on 6 to strike a half-century and set up the total…

Extra added incentive’ – Ireland coach Graham Ford pre-empts hard-fought battle with Afghanistan

reland are on the hunt for revenge as their new rivals come to town for a six-match T20I and ODI series. Having overcome the Irish in the latest full series between the two sides in 2017 and pipping them to 2019 ICC World Cup Qualification in the Super Six in Harare in March, Afghanistan will be in high spirits, and following a sequence of tightly contested bouts in the last year, both sides are keen to come up in trumps in one of cricket’s newest rivalries. “Ireland and Afghanistan have…

Stokes recalled ‘for his own well-being’- Bayliss

ngland coach Trevor Bayliss has welcomed Ben Stokes back into the squad but has outlined the fact that he is not an automatic selection to play in the third Test. Having been acquitted following the trial that forced him to sit out of England’s emphatic innings-victory over India at Lord’s, Stokes rejoined his teammates just hours later, something Bayliss and the selection team decided would benefit the all-rounder. Forcing his way into the starting XI is not as simple though, with Chris Woakes having notched a maiden Test ton in…

#TEAMUSA PLAYER IN FOCUS: CANDACY ATKINS

Born and raised in Guyana, Candacy Atkins brings an intensity and confidence to the #TeamUSA Women’s squad. Candacy demonstrates how passionate she is about cricket in everything she does, and often reflects on how fortunate and grateful she is to have the sport in her life, and how supportive her family have been on her journey. ‘Candy’ immigrated to the United States with little intention of continuing to play the sport. To her surprise, her reputation as an international player led coaches to seek her out to play cricket competitively.…

USA CRICKET ANNOUNCES PLAYERS SELECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FINAL SELECTION CAMP

Following a rigorous schedule of talent identification combines hosted in eight cities across the country, a group of 39 players has been invited by the Selection Panel to attend the final men’s selection camp in Houston. The second half of 2018 marks another exciting time for USA Cricket, with an eye firmly set on the World Cricket League Championship and World T20 qualification, with this camp shaping as a fantastic opportunity for these players to push their case to be included in those plans. All players invited to Houston have demonstrated the…

TEAM USA’S ALI KHAN JOINS TRINBAGO KNIGHT RIDERS.

The Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) have announced that Team USA fast bowler Ali Khan will be joining their squad for the 2018 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) which will run from 8 August to 16 September. Khan will be replacing Ronsford Beaton in the squad as he continues remedial work on his bowling action. Ali Khan has played at the Caribbean Premier League before, representing the Guyana Amazon Warriors at the 2016 tournament, claiming the wicket of Kumar Sangakkara with his first delivery. He was first selected for the USA team in 2016 and has…

Hardik Pandya not a Test allrounder yet – Holding

Nagraj Gollapudi at Lord’s Hardik Pandya is not yet ready to take the allrounder’s spot in India’s Test team, according to former West Indies fast bowler Michael Holding, because he is not effective as a batsman and lacks control and consistency with the ball. “The [Indian] attack has not been the right balance,” Holding told ESPNcricinfo. “Apparently they are playing Hardik Pandya as an allrounder to help out with the bowling. When he bowls he isn’t as effective as he should be. If he was a good batsman, if he was getting…

Cricket Council USA presently only relevant cricket body in US

With all the problems plaguing cricket administration in the United States, Cricket Council USA (CCUSA) has been the only stable body running cricket. CCUSA headed by successful businessman Mahammad Qureshi has been organising tournaments, visiting schools and setting up cricket camps while others battle for power at the expense of the sport. While the power struggle continues, Qureshi has pumped around $20M into the sport through his tournament, which will celebrate its 10th year this year, development programmes and other cricket initiatives. When the International Cricket Council (ICC) suspended USACA…