Qamar urges cricket fans to stay calm

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 1,451 total views,  80 views today MARGATE/FL – USA: Cricket operations manager at Cricket Council USA (CCUSA) Sofian Qamar has added his voice to the call for everyone to be careful during this Covid 19 pandemic and to come together and unite to fight it. “We are unfortunately in the midst of an unprecedented global crisis. An event so crippling that it is being termed by some as World War III. The Covid-19 virus is a new challenge that has even major countries struggling to learn about it each day. The impact…

MAQ: Cricketers must stay in shape

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 1,689 total views,  79 views today MARGATE/FL – USA: Chairman and CEO of Cricket Council USA (CCUSA) Mahammad Qureshi is calling on all cricketers to find novel ways of keeping fit during the coronavirus quarantine period. Qureshi who runs the successful Maq T10 and US Open T20 tournaments in America warned cricketers that by staying home and consuming larger than normal amounts of food, they run the risk of becoming unfit. “We don’t know how long we will be off the grid in terms of active cricket, so the players must exercise…

English cricket chief takes 25 percent pay cut in virus response

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 1,057 total views “England’s World Cup winning captain Eoin Morgan said he was ‘open to absolutely everything’ to help in response the coronavirus crisis. ©AFP” /> London (AFP) – England and Wales Cricket Board chief executive Tom Harrison “volunteered” on Wednesday to take the same 25 per cent pay cut as other employees in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. On Tuesday, when Harrison unveiled the ECB’s £61 million ($76 million) aid package in response to the “once in a generation” challenge of COVID-19 he said he would take a pay…

Indian cricketers face backlash for supporting Pakistan virus fund

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 1,049 total views,  1 views today “Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh was strongly criticised on Twitter. ©AFP” /> New Delhi (AFP) – Indian cricketers Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh have unleashed a social media storm by backing former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi’s foundation in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The two countries are bitter rivals and the move touched a raw nerve in India. Afridi’s appeal for donations to help people affected by the deadly virus in Pakistan has had overwhelming support from leading cricketers. Harbhajan urged people to contribute in a…

MAQ Foundation aims to raise $300K for COVID 19 fight

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 1,563 total views,  18 views today MARGATE/FL – USA: The MAQ Foundation chaired by businessman and cricket administrator Mahammad Qureshi has set out to raise a minimum of US$300,000 to aid the fight against the COVID 19 virus that has gripped the world. Qureshi on a personal note has already started to give by donating his T20 Energy drinks for emergency workers at seven COVID 19 shelters in Broward. He also plans to order masks and other essentials to be distributed. His latest project will see him donate a total of 10,000…

Qureshi: The world is one family

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 1,177 total views,  1 views today MARGATE/FL – USA: Chairman of Cricket Council USA (CCUSA) Mahammad Qureshi says that this coronavirus pandemic has shown that this world is one family. Speaking to News 925 the Fort Lauderdale businessman said: “Sometimes in life, we are faced with a crisis that reminds us that we are one big family. As I sit at my home during this quarantine period I look at the television not for information on the United States alone but all over the world because the only way we can get…

Asia’s biggest tournament likely to be cancelled

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 1,144 total views,  1 views today COURTESY BY: https://cricflare.com/ The corona virus outbreak has sent shock waves throughout the world, cancelling every sporting event in its path. The Cricket season has been hit hard by the pandemic and it looks like the game is going to suffer even more in the coming months. The Asia Cup which is scheduled to take place in September this year before the T20 World Cup in Australia, now looks doubtful. The tournament is scheduled to be played in a T20 format so that the Asian teams…

PCB, PSL franchises negotiate to determine PSL 2020 winner

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 913 total views,  37 views today COURTESY BY: https://cricflare.com/ The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchises are currently holding discussions to determine a proper solution for the conclusion of the tournament’s 5th season, which was suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak just before the knockout stages. According to close sources, the board officials conducted a special meeting regarding the matter and forwarded their suggestions to Chairman Ehsan Mani and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Wasim Khan. The PCB’s top hierarchy is reportedly willing to discuss the suitable suggestions with…

Maq every creed and race must come together

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 1,661 total views,  2 views today MARGATE/FL – USA: Chairman of Cricket Council USA (CCUSA) Mahammad Qureshi is calling for unity amidst the global fear that the Covid 19 virus has brought about. Qureshi is a strongly worded message to followers said: “Just as we unite on the cricket team with men of different races and religions, we need to do the same to battle this world pandemic. We can overcome this virus but we need to support each other to get through. “We have to be our brother’s keeper in this…

US Open T20 2020 will be the best

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 1,428 total views,  2 views today MARGATE/FL – USA: It will be a celebration of life! So says chairman of Cricket Council USA (CCUSA) Mahammad Qureshi when it comes to the 2020 US Open T20 tournament that is carded for December 16 to 20 at the Central Broward Regional Park. With all cricket in America stopped due to the Covid 19 pandemic, Qureshi says that this dark period will pass and when cricketers gather for the 12th US Open T20 tournament, it will be a celebration. “We will get through this together.…