Administrators told to follow Qureshi’s lead 

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 452 total views,  156 views today MARGATE/FL – USA: Cricket administrators in the United States have been told to follow in the footsteps of the chairman of Cricket Council USA (CCUSA) Mahammad Qureshi. This call comes from Cricket West Indies (CWI) director Azim Bassarath. Speaking on all the recent developments within cricket in the US, especially the eagerly awaited Major League, Bassarath said as an onlooker one would have seen a lot of problems in the administration of US cricket over the years and now with all the opportunities coming their way,…

Player registration opens for President’s Cup

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 1,872 total views,  156 views today   TAMPA/FL – USA: The player registration for the draft to select the four teams for the 2021 President’s Cup in Tampa, Florida, USA is now open. The tournament which is being run by Cricket Council USA (CCUSA) takes place on February 13 and 14 at the Wesley Cricket Stadium in Tampa. Four teams will be vying for the first prize of $10,000. They are Samp Army, Tampa Tigers, Global Warriors, and Orlando Stars. Players who are interested in being drafted by one of the four…

Qureshi makes the English grade

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 3,529 total views,  114 views today BOCA RATON/FL – USA: All-rounder Zishawn Qureshi became the first American cricketer to play in the English cricket league as he has signed a contract with Elland Cricket Club. Qureshi has been working hard at his game looking for opportunities like this and it has come to him now. Elland Cricket Club plays in the Huddersfield Drakes Cricket League. The league will be played from April 17 to September 11. The left-arm orthodox spinner and hard-hitting right-handed batsman is looking forward to playing in England. “This…

Players in jeopardy after playing without NOCs

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 6,336 total views,  28 views today BOCA RATON/FL – USA: A number of national players for the US cricket team as well as international players could find themselves in hot water after allegedly playing in a sanctioned tournament in Houston in December without obtaining No Objection Certificates. News 925 understands that while the main T20 tournament in America the US Open T20 was sanctioned by both USA Cricket and the International Cricket Council (ICC), the Houston Cricket League conducted Houston Winter Cup 2020 in which 10 teams participated. The teams that took…

US Open T20 brings great economic impact

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 2,975 total views,  30 views today BOCA RATON/FL – USA: The recently concluded US Open T20 tournament staged by Cricket Council USA (CCUSA) at the Central Broward Regional Park was a shot in the arm financially for many businesses in the Broward area. A study of the economic impact that the tournament brought revealed there was a boost of around USD$5M at the end of the five-day tournament. This was welcome news for many businesses who have been struggling with the advent of the Covid 19 Pandemic. The tournament which was played…

Qureshi back in the runs

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 2,244 total views,  28 views today BOCA RATON/FL – USA: Hard-hitting all-rounder Zishawn Qureshi was back among the runs on Sunday hitting 54 for Maq Stars but this could not help them stave off defeat at the hands of Tigers at the Maq Stadium in Delray Beach, Florida. Qureshi did not have the best of times at the US Open T20 getting a highest of 21 but did well with the ball. Sunday he clobbered the Tigers attack to all parts of the ground in scoring a rapid half-century that will now…

CCUSA hosts President’s Cup

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 1,365 total views,  1 views today BOCA RATON/FL – USA: Cricket Council USA (CCUSA) will host the inaugural President’s Cup in Tampa, Florida on February 13 and 14. This was revealed by the chairman of CCUSA Mahammad Qureshi who said that a deal has been struck with cricket officials in Tampa led by Mahalad Prahlad Madabushi. The tournament will see four teams battling for the first prize of $10,000 and all matches will be carried ‘live’ on MaqTv. Speaking to News925 Qureshi said: “We have been in talks with Prahlad and there…

Birthday boy Zishawn looking towards 2021

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 2,703 total views,  1 views today MARGATE/FL – USA: Captain of the US All Stars team Zishawn Qureshi while celebrating his birthday on Tuesday is focussing on the new cricket season and what 2021 has in store for him. Fresh from leading his team to the semi-finals of the US Open T20 tournament, Qureshi is anxious to get back to the field of play as soon as possible. “After the US Open T20 I have been to Colorado and then visited St. Augustine. After this, it is back to work because I…

The rise of a young administrator

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 2,742 total views,  1 views today SUNRISE/FL – USA: With a love for cars and a serious passion for basketball, no one would have thought that this young man would have such a central role in the development of cricket in the United States but the fact is Sofian Qamar is rising fast as a very good cricket administrator under the Cricket Council USA (CCUSA) banner. Born in New York but later settling down at Boca Raton where is married to Samantha Qamar and has three wonderful young kids in Soha, Saphirra,…

Christmas greetings from CCUSA chairman

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 2,828 total views On this occasion of Christmas under difficult times chairman and CEO of Cricket Council USA (CCUSA) Mahammad Qureshi says that the best gift in being alive to celebrate the day today after what the world has gone through this year. “This has been one of the hardest years in our history with the Covid 19 pandemic which unfortunately is still here with us and just the mere fact that we get out of bed today shows the blessings that we receive. “I want to wish everyone a Merry…