The 10th edition of US Open T20 cricket 2018 organized by CCUSA was a remarkable one as over 1000 cricket players entered the 2018 US Open Cricket tournament’s draft and 20 teams registered for the event. Moreover, the draft was watched by over 1.7 million people worldwide via online platforms whereas the event attracted about 9.5 million viewers globally on MAQTV. These numbers proved the tremendous growth and popularity of US Open Cricket in 2018 which support the impeccable efforts of Mahammad Ahmed Qureshi and CCUSA organizing committee who have managed to make US Open T20 Cricket a big brand in US and worldwide.
Interestingly, the player draft included famous global and local players like: AB deVilliers, Darren Bravo, Evin Lewis, Nicolas Pooran, Lendl Simmons, Samuel Badree, Kjorn Ottley, Sunil Narine, Kevon, William Perkins, Zishawn Qureshi, Muhammad Ali Khan, Hamza Tariq, Liam Mamchan, Jaskaran Malhotra, Mohammed Irfan, Faisal Iqbal, Fawad Alam, Rajesh Sharma, Adam Sanford, Rakheem Cornwall.
Additionally, CCUSA continued to invest in developing the game of cricket as such CCUSA’s chairman Mr. Muhammad Qureshi launched a $160M-US Dollar Fund to assist cricket teams to develop into professional units in the United States. This initiative further strengthened the partnership of CCUSA with Mahvrick, led by Mr. Richard Mahee where both the organizations created this financing platform project through Fundit Lending Solutions led by Mr. Michael Dodge, the sponsors of 2019 US Open T20. Furthermore, Mr. Qureshi also launched a scholarship fund for promising cricketers from the US, helping them gain education and play cricket at the University of West Indies.
2018 turned out to be a year of diverse achievements for CCUSA as the organization officially took on the initiative of developing the MAQ International Cricket Stadium in Chicago. This has already increased the interest and growth of sport in the US and CCUSA firmly believes this will increase the number of tournaments that take place other than the highly renowned Chicago Cup and possibly the participation too.
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