MAQ Stadium earmarked to be completed in July

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4,052 total views, 1 views today CHICAGO/USA – The Maq Cricket Stadium will be officially opened on the weekend of the 4th of July. This is the news coming from the man himself Mahammad Qureshi. The successful Fort Lauderdale businessman has invested heavily in order to make this three-field cricket stadium a reality. Once completed there will be one turf pitch plus two astroturf pitches. During his visit to Chicago two weeks ago Qureshi reported that the trees have been cleared on the massive piece of land. “We have gotten the trees…

Cricket comes to life in St. Maarten

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5,469 total views, 1 views today PHILIPSBURG/ST. MAARTEN: Former West Indies fast bowler Adam Sanford has teamed up with Cricket Council USA (CCUSA) and will be bringing cricket to life in St. Maarten with the Cricket for Life T20 tournament. This exciting venture is expected to be played from March 28 to 31 at the Carib Lumber Ball Park in St. Maarten. Sanford who has formed the club Adam Sanford All-Stars will be the hosts of the tournament that is expected to see a number of top regional and American players involved.…

Houston T10 launched

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3,153 total views, 1 views today ORCHARD/ HOUSTON – USA: The 2019 Houston day/night T10 cricket tournament will be held from March 22 to 24 at the ICCMC ground in Houston. Teams playing in this tournament will be vying for the first prize of $5,000. Cricket Council USA (CCUSA) will be a sponsor at this tournament and they will be sponsoring all the uniforms for the teams through their subsidiary T20 Sports Shop. In addition, the games will be streamed live on MaqTv and will also get international exposure on the Maq…

Maq turns back the years

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2,490 total views, 1 views today TRADEWINDS/FL – USA: Chairman of Cricket Council USA (CCUSA) Mahammad Qureshi turned back the clock when he showed up at the Tradewinds Park, leading his team Atlantic to victory over Caribbean Internationals by three wickets in the South Florida Premier league. Batting first, Caribbean Internationals made 121/5 off their 20 overs. Leading the way was Malcolm Fisher who scored 51 runs with the help of six fours and two sixes. Caribbean Internationals lost four early wickets, reaching 44/4 before Terry Mills joined Fisher. Mills ended with…

CCUSA honors the life of Eggelletion

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2,833 total views, 1 views today MARGATE/FL – USA: Cricket Council USA on Tuesday honored the life of former Mayor of Lauderhill the Josephus Eggelletion who passed away last November after battling illness. At a function held at the Lauderhill City Lakes office, chairman of CCUSA Mahammad Qureshi presented the wife of Eggelletion, Carolyn Taylor, a 22 carat golden Eagle. According to Qureshi: “Joe will always live in our hearts for what he did to help bring cricket to Fort Lauderdale. He understood our vision and was right on board to make…

Qureshi stars in Tampa

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4,326 total views, no views today TAMPA/FL – USA: All rounder Zishawn Qureshi was in great form on Saturday, as he led his team Rebels to a 26-run win over the Tampa Bay Legends in the latest round of matches in the Tampa league in the US. The US All Stars captain had a major role in his team’s comfortable win, as they defended a score of 137, bowling out Tampa Bay Legends for 111 with three balls to spare. Qureshi was named the joint man of the match with Muneer…

Only the fittest will survive

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5,060 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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7,561 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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7,348 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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5,182 total views, 1 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 up…