CCUSA’s Najam inducted into Hall of Fame.

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4,007 total views, 12 views today Cricket Council USA (CCUSA) member Sharaz Najam was inducted into the 2019 US Cricket Hall of Fame on Saturday night at a gala event hosted by the association at Anjum’s in Queens Village New York. Najam who is president of Midwest Cricket Council (MCC) was a popular choice among the Hall of Fame for the work he has done in developing cricket in the Chicago region. The Pakistani-born businessman was very happy to be bestowed the honor and said it was a tremendous privilege. “I am…

India’s Ashwin joint fastest to 350 Test wickets

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1,973 total views, no views today Visakhapatnam (India) (AFP) – India’s spin king Ravichandran Ashwin on Sunday joined Sri Lankan great Muttiah Muralitharan as the fastest bowler to 350 Test wickets in the first match against South Africa in Visakhapatnam. The off-spinner bowled overnight batsman Theunis de Bruyn for 10 early in the morning session on day five to achieve the milestone in his 66th Test. Muralitharan also took the same number of matches to claim 350 wickets.The spin legend, now 47, retired in 2010 with 800 wickets. The 33-year-old Ashwin,…

Caribbean people warms to Qureshi

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2,631 total views, 5 views today QUEENS/NEW YORK: Chairman of Cricket Council USA (CCUSA) Mahammad Qureshi was well received by a large gathering of West Indian nationals at the 38th US Cricket Hall of Fame programme in Queens United States on Saturday night. The businessman and cricket administrator received rapturous applause when he was introduced as a true friend of Caribbean cricket and a master administrator in the United States. Qureshi was praised for his substantial investment in cricket in the US, where he has spent around 20 million in the development…

Ben Stokes wins players’ award after World Cup heroics.

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1,090 total views, no views today “England’s Ben Stokes has been named players’ player of the year. ©AFP” /> London (AFP) – Ben Stokes has been voted the Professional Cricketers’ Association players’ player of the year after starring in England’s maiden World Cup win and repeating his heroics during the Ashes series. Somerset’s Tom Banton picked up the PCA young player of the year award, while England bowler Sophie Ecclestone collected the women’s prize. Highlights of the English cricket season for Stokes included an unbeaten 84 in the World Cup final…

Pakistan beat Sri Lanka in historic Karachi ODI, take series lead.

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1,483 total views, no views today “Babar Azam helped ensure Pakistan won the first ODI held in Karachi in a decade with a superb 115. ©AFP” /> Karachi (AFP) – Pakistan rode on a brilliant century from Babar Azam and fast bowler Usman Shinwari’s five wickets to beat Sri Lanka by 67 runs in the second day-night international on Monday as Karachi staged its first ODI in a decade. Azam, currently one of the best batsmen in limited overs cricket, smashed a solid 105-ball 115 to lift Pakistan to 305-7 after…

PEERLESS WARRIORS SEAL TOP SPOT WITH EIGHTH STRAIGHT WIN.

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2,494 total views, 2 views today Guyana Amazon Warriors extended their perfect 2019 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) campaign to eight wins from eight matches with a 19-run win over defending champions Trinbago Knight Riders at the Queen’s Park Oval despite Kieron Pollard and Darren Bravo briefly threatening to pull off an outrageous heist. The Knight Riders appeared dead and buried at 91/4 with just six overs remaining and still needing 95 more to overhaul the Warriors 185/6. But Pollard and Bravo went on a ferocious six-hitting spree that almost dragged the…

Gunathillaka’s best propels Sri Lanka to 297-9 in third ODI

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1,407 total views, no views today “Danushka Gunathilaka knocked a 134-ball 133 with 16 boundaries and a six for his second hundred which lifted Sri Lanka in Karachi on October 2. ©AFP” Karachi (AFP) – Recharged opener Danushka Gunathilaka scored a career best century to lift Sri Lanka to a challenging 297-9 against Pakistan in the third and final day-night international against Pakistan in Karachi on Wednesday. The 28-year-old left-hander knocked a 134-ball 133 with 16 boundaries and a six for his second hundred which lifted Sri Lanka after they won…

Pakistan recall Shehzad, Umar for Sri Lanka Twenty20s

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756 total views, no views today “Ahmed Shehzad has been recalled to the Pakistan Twenty20 squadfor the first time since a ban for a failed dope test. ©AFP” Karachi (AFP) – Pakistan Wednesday recalled trouble-making opener Ahmed Shehzad and middle-order batsman Umar Akmal for the three-match Twenty20 series against Sri Lanka starting this weekend. It will be the first time the 27-year-old Shehzad will represent Pakistan since a four-month ban for a failed dope test last year. The ban was further extended by six weeks after Shehzad violated rules by playing…

Zishawn Qureshi grabbed six wickets in two matches and also scored a rapid 34.

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1,761 total views, 1 views today US All Stars skipper in prime form With the 2019 US Open T20 tournament just a few months away, skipper of the US All Stars team Zishawn Qureshi has been warming up for the major tournament with some excellent performances. The all-rounder recently turned out for Kentucky Cricket Club in the Louisville Majors cricket league and grabbed six wickets in two matches. In the first match against Louisville CC, Qureshi was at his best for his team, as he grabbed 3/16 off four overs. Louisville was…

Pakistan vs Srilanka ODI match postponed cause of heavy raining.

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1,763 total views, no views today After 10 years Karachi’s first ODI didn’t even get as far as the toss. Heavy rain in the days leading up to this match was already proving a challenge, with doubts arising over whether the outfield would dry in time. Then, on Friday, more rain was delivered by towering dark clouds. The pitch and its adjoining areas were covered as the scheduled toss at 2:30 pm (0930 GMT) was delayed with both teams inside their dressing rooms. The National Stadium was heavily waterlogged due to…