Simmons blasts 10 sixes as Windies rout Ireland to level T20 series

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651 total views, 196 views today “In a hurry: West Indies’ Lendl Simmons. ©AFP” /> Basseterre (Saint Kitts and Nevis) (AFP) – Opening batsman Lendl Simmons blasted 10 sixes in an undefeated 91 as West Indies routed Ireland by nine wickets in the third and final Twenty20 International at Warner Park on Sunday. Simmons, the nephew of West Indies coach Phil Simmons, also hit five boundaries in his 40-ball blitz. It was his highest score in the format and came just five days before his 35th birthday. Chasing a modest 139 to…

‘Retired’ De Villiers keen to play T20 World Cup

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1,330 total views, 42 views today “De Villiers has been plying his trade in various T20 franchise leagues. ©AFP” /> Brisbane (Australia) (AFP) – South African star AB de Villiers is keen to make an international comeback at the Twenty20 World Cup this year, but admits there are no guarantees he will be picked. The batting maestro bowed out of representing his country in 2018, saying he was “tired” after a 14-year career during which he was hailed as one of the best players in the game. He then made himself available…

Bangladesh to play two Tests, one ODI and three T20Is in Pakistan

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1,880 total views, 42 views today COURTESY  ESPNcricinfo staff. Bangladesh will play two Tests, one ODI and three T20Is in Pakistan – though the matches will be split across three legs. There will be three T20Is played from January 24 to 27, all in Lahore. The first Test will take place in Rawalpindi from February 7 to 11 in the second leg, and Bangladesh will return in April to play a solitary ODI and the second Test, both in Karachi. The Pakistan Super League, also to be played in Pakistan in its…

South Africa looking for change of fortune in third Test against England

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1,524 total views, 25 views today South Africa’s captain needs some runs in Port Elizabeth although his teammates would also like him to win the toss. ©AFP” /> Port Elizabeth (South ]]> <![CDATA[ Africa) (AFP) – South African captain Faf du Plessis returns to one of his most productive venues, seeking a change of form and fortune in the third Test against England, starting at St George’s Park on Thursday. In six Tests at the ground where South Africa played their first Test match, against England in 1888/89, Du Plessis has scored…

Starc takes three as Australia dismiss India for 255 in first ODI

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1,070 total views, 2 views today =”Australia’s Ashton Agar took a smart catch to dismiss India’s Shikhar Dhawan for 74 in the first one-day international of their three-match series . ©AFP” /> Mumbai (AFP) – Paceman Mitchel Starc claimed three wickets Tuesday as Australia bowled out India for 255 despite opener Shikhar Dhawan’s 74 in their first one-day international. Starc struck early with the wicket of Rohit Sharma for 10 to put India on the backfoot after electing to bowl first at the start of the three-match series in Mumbai. Starc, who…

US Open T20 boosts Fort Lauderdale economy

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1,496 total views, 1 views today VINODE MAMCHAN Santa Claus came disguised as the US Open T20 cricket tournament for businesses in Fort Lauderdale as they received a welcome boost just ahead of Christmas with the staging of the tournament in Sunrise at the Central Broward Regional Cricket Stadium. Cricket Council USA (CCUSA) led by Mahammad Qureshi staged their 11th edition of the tournament and speaking to business people in the area they were really grateful for the business drummed up during the period. Sheila Swah Gowkeran owner of the popular Joy’s…

World lauds Qureshi over Cricket Efforts

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4,383 total views, no views today VINODE MAMCHAN (MAQ TV) Chairman of Cricket Council USA (CCUSA) Mahammad Qureshi has received praises from players and officials around the world for his efforts at developing cricket in the United States. CCUSA recently celebrated their 20th anniversary at a glitzy banquet at the Hilton Double Tree in Fort Lauderdale. Leading the chorus of praises for Qureshi was president of Cricket West Indies CWI Ricky Skerrit. According to Skerrit ;”It is clear that Maq has done a lot for cricket in these parts and we…

US OPEN T20 a gift to America

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12,504 total views, no views today MARGATE/FL – USA: Chairman of Cricket Council USA (CCUSA), Mahammad Qureshi says that the US Open T20 tournament is his gift to the people of America and he hopes it goes a long way in helping the young cricketers in the country. “It gives me great pleasure to welcome everyone to the eleventh edition of the US Open T20 tournament, which promises to be the best of the lot. I had a vision 11 years ago to play T20 cricket here in the United States…

ICC gives green light to US Open

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8,286 total views, no views today MARGATE/FL – USA: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has given the green light for the upcoming US Open T20 tournament which is carded to take place at the Central Broward Cricket Stadium in Sunrise, Fort Lauderdale. This according to the vice-chairman of Cricket Council USA (CCUSA), Amin Markatia. He said: “The ICC has again approved the US Open T20 tournament and this is fantastic news on the heals of the tournament. CCUSA has always complied with all ICC regulations and we are very happy that…

27 teams to battle for US Open T20 glory

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7,639 total views, no views today SUNRISE/FL – USA: A total of 27 teams will vie for the coveted 2019 US Open T20 title from December 19 to 22. On Tuesday, Cricket Council USA (CCUSA) hosted a team draft as there were too many registrants that came forward. The executive of CCUSA headed by Mahammad Qureshi had to sit and carefully go through all 84 teams before settling on the final 27 that will take the field at the Central Broward Regional Cricket Stadium. At the draft held at Joy’s Roti…