By Jawad Hussain
LAUDERHILL, August 15, 2018 – Lauderhill, the Mecca of Cricket in the United States of America, is all set to host two crucial games of the 2018 Caribbean Premier League (CPL) this weekend.
If you’re a cricket fan, don’t forget to mark the days of Saturday and Sunday on your Google Calendar or any other app to be part of the biggest sports party in the world at Florida’s Central Broward Regional Park Stadium.
In the first CPL-2018 match on Saturday night, the two best teams in this year’s edition will lock horns for the supremacy on the points table. Pakistani veteran all-rounder Shoaib Malik’s Guyana Amazon Warriors will take on West Indian superstar all-rounder Andre Russell’s Jamaica Tallawahs at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium in Florida. The star-studded encounter is expected to set the field ablaze with some lusty blows and fireworks as both the sides comprise some of the biggest hitters in the game. Jamaica Tallawahs are on top of the points table after winning both of their opening two matches in this year’s CPL. They have replaced none other than Guyana Amazon Warriors who have won two of their three matches this year. The match will begin at 8:00 p.m. local time.
In the second CPL-2018 match at Lauderhill on Sunday, Andre Russell’s men will be up against the defending champions Trinbago Knight Riders, which is co-owned by Bollywood megastar Shah Rukh Khan, veteran actress Juhi Chawla and her husband Jay Mehta. The match will swing into action at 6:00 p.m. local time. After winning the opening match in a grand fashion, the Trinbago Knight Riders have slumped to two straight defeats. Although they are scheduled to take on Saint Lucia Stars at Gros Islet on August 16, they would want to return to the winning ways to keep it interested on the points table.
Both the matches promise some serious Twenty20 action as the American cricket fans will get to see players like Andre Russell (West Indies/Jamaica Tallawahs), Shoaib Malik (Pakistan/Guyana Amazon Warriors), Colin Munro (New Zealand/Trinbago Knight Riders), Ross Taylor (New Zealand/Jamaica Tallawahs), Imad Wasim (Pakistan/Jamaica Tallawahs), Adam Zampa (Australia/Jamaica Tallawahs), Luke Ronchi (Australia/Guyana Amazon Warriors), Shimron Hetmyer (West Indies/Guyana Amazon Warriors), Chris Lynn (Australia/Trinbago Knight Riders), Brendon McCullum (New Zealand/Trinbago Knight Riders), and none other than DJ Bravo (West Indies/Trinbago Knight Riders).
The Central Broward Regional Park Stadium was constructed at 70 million U.S. dollars and was opened on November 9, 2007. It is the only cricket stadium in the United States of America, which has the ICC International Cricket status. The stadium, which is located at 3700 NW 11th Place; Lauderhill, Florida 33111, can house up to 20,000 cricket fans.