Only the fittest will survive

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5,009 total views, no views today MARGATE/FL – USA: Many people come around cricket in the United States but when the heat is on, the boys get separated from the men. The belief of chairman of Cricket Council USA (CCUSA) Mahammad Qureshi who has been plugging along for over a decade in trying to bring cricket in America into relevance.  The Fort Lauderdale businessman who has spent millions in promoting the sport says that what America needs is cricket administrators who are willing to show belly and fight a good fight, to bring…

US Open T20 makes great economic impact

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7,531 total views, no views today MARGATE/FL – USA:  The recently completed 10th Edition of the popular US Open T20 cricket tournament brought great economic benefits to Lauderhill, with an economic benefit in the range of $8.5M. This is the word from Rodeo Communications who conducted a study of the impact the December tournament had on the area. A total of 510 cricketers were in the area for the tournament and added to this another 250 traveling spectators attached to the teams would have descended on the Central Broward Regional Park.…

Parnell, Cheema, Badree the stars for US All Stars

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7,275 total views, no views today MARGATE/FL USA: South African Wayne Waleed Parnell was the star of the show with the bat, as the US All Stars again gave a good showing at the US Open T20 tournament. The left hander was the topscorer in the tournament which was won by the California Bears. His exploits helped his team to reach the semi-finals, where they narrowly lost to the defending champions the Somerset Cavaliers. US All Stars romped to the semis by easily winning their four preliminary round matches. Led admirably…

Cavaliers fall one step short of repeat

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5,139 total views, no views today MARGATE/FL USA: Somerset Cavaliers the 2017 US Open T20 champions underlined their status as one of the more consistent teams at the tournament, when they reached the finals of the 2018 event, only to lose by a narrow two-run margin. They were toppled by California Bears and in particular Navin Stewart who grabbed 5/15 to give his team the title, after Somerset dominated three quarters of the match. Batting first, the Bears struggled against the pace of Syed Najafshah and Muhammad Khalil and could put…

Qureshi happy for USA Cricket

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5,111 total views, 1 views today MARGATE/FL: Chairman of Cricket Council USA (CCUSA) Mahammad Qureshi congratulated USA Cricket Monday after they were accepted back into the fold of the ICC. The International Cricket Council (ICC) welcomed USA Cricket as its 105th Member, in what is a historical milestone for the governing body established in 2017 to unify and develop the cricket community in the United States following the expulsion of USACA. USA Cricket’s application to become the 93rd Associate Member in accordance with the ICC Constitution was approved by ICC Members following…

Badree tops the bowling at US Open

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5,745 total views, 1 views today LAUDERHILL/US – Windies leg-spinner Samuel Badree topped the bowling at the recently concluded US Open T20 tournament in Fort Lauderdale. Badree playing for the US All-Stars in the 10th edition of the tournament, collected 15 wickets, including a record beavertrick. He ended with an average of 4.93 and an impressive economy rate of 4.15 runs per over. Second in the standings with fellow Trinidadian Akeal Hosein, who also took 15 scalps. The left-arm orthodox spinner collected 15 wickets at an average of 7.8 and an economy…

9.5 million viewed US Open T20

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4,684 total views, no views today MARGATE – FL: A total of 9.5 million viewers enjoyed the 2018 US Open T20 tournament that was staged at the Central Broward Regional Park and aired on MaqTv.    Mere days after the event ended on Monday, December 17th the statistics on viewership came out and it was recorded at 9.5 million. The 10th edition of the tournament attracted tremendous interest from cricket fans around the world, as a number of top T20 practitioners from around the globe came to Lauderhill for the event. …

Maq promises great year ahead for US cricket

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4,352 total views, 2 views today Chairman of Cricket Council USA (CCUSA) Mahammad Ahmed Qureshi (MAQ) has promised that 2019 will be a great year for cricket in the United States. Qureshi, who is known as the Godfather of cricket in the US has been working decades in trying to bring US cricket up to an acceptable level. The Fort Lauderdale businessman has spent a fortune in cricket development and his organisation CCUSA has done a lot of work, much to the benefit of cricketers from the US. Qureshi, in his New…

Maq’s gift to American cricketers

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4,641 total views, 1 views today MARGATE/FL – Known as the Godfather of American cricket, administrator Mahammad Qureshi is giving the country’s cricketers a gift in 2019 when the USA National Championship MaqT10 tournament that is carded for April 26 to 28 at the Central Broward cricket ground is played off. All the cricketers have to walk with his their gears as everything else is being sponsored by Qureshi for the 2019 tournament. The tournament which involves only cricketers from America will be played as a three-day affair with teams from the…

The US Open T20 Champion – An Interview With Navin Stewart

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5,427 total views, no views today 2018 has been a great year for the development of cricket in America. The national team successfully achieved promotion Division 3 in the ICC World Cricket League, and most recently, the Central Broward cricket ground in Fort Lauderdale hosted the tenth edition of the US Open T20 league. The US Open isn’t exactly a well-known T20 league, if you were to compare it to some of the much more high-profile events like the IPL, BBL, PSL, CPL, and Vitality Blast. However, this event has not…