Sri Lanka too strong for Kenya

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 1,086 total views,  95 views today Sri Lanka’s spinners restricted Kenya to 87 for six before captain Chamari Athapaththu struck 57 off 29 balls to power Sri Lanka to a nine-wicket win on the third day of the ICC Commonwealth Games Qualifier 2022 at the Kinrara Oval in Kuala Lumpur. Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to bowl in a match they dominated virtually throughout even though their bowlers got off to a shaky start, conceding seven wides in the first three overs.  Sri Lanka’s infielders were just as sharp as in…

Khan hits century in Pakistan win

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 5,093 total views,  410 views today akistan showed their batting strength as they played their opening game in Group C in Guyana, putting on 315 thanks to a Haseebullah Khan century. Zimbabwe fell 116 runs short in the chase despite an 83–run eighth-wicket partnership between Brian Bennett and Tendekai Mataranyika. Pakistan’s opener Haseebullah put on the highest score of the tournament so far with 135 from 155 balls as he and Irfan Khan combined for a 192-run third-wicket partnership. Irfan was forced to go for 81 from 77 balls, including eight fours,…

Sri Lanka topples Australia

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 5,098 total views,  410 views today There was plenty of chatter about the quality of Sri Lanka’s captain Dunith Wellalage prior to the tournament. And the opening two games have done little to disprove the hype surrounding the 19-year-old from Colombo.The left-arm spinner’s five-wicket haul against Scotland in Sri Lanka’s opening victory of the tournament was impressive, but he stepped it up a level to outclass Australia in Basseterre.The Aussies looked well-placed at 107/3 and with opener Campbell Kellaway at the crease with a half-century to his name. But Wellalage’s second spell…

Windies win their first U19 W Cup match

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 4,570 total views,  356 views today Tournament hosts West Indies picked up their first win with a demolition of Scotland at the ICC Men’s U19 Cricket World Cup in the Caribbean. A ruthless bowling performance left the home side requiring just 96 to win, and they knocked off the target with ease.Elsewhere there were some stunning individual performances as Sri Lanka beat Australia and Pakistan overpowered Zimbabwe. Here are the big talking points from day four of the World Cup. West Indies opening bowler Shiva Sankar found swing right from the off,…

MCL gives players international opportunity

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 4,763 total views,  139 views today BOCA RATON/FL – USA: Cricket Council USA through their Major Cricket League (MCL) is now providing an opportunity for cricketers to play internationally.The Major Cricket League (MCL) T20 league will be played in Hafizabad, Pakistan from March 1. This time around six teams will again take part and vie for honors and cash prizes to the tune of 2.5M rupees. The six teams taking part are defending champions Lahore Lions, Hafizabad Stallions, Karachi Sharks, Hyderabad Jaguars, Faisalabad Bears, and Islamabad Tigers.Chairman of CCUSA and CEO of…

4 MCL teams up for grabs

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 3,451 total views,  2 views today LAHORE/PAKISTAN: Four teams are still up for grabs in the 2022 Major Cricket League T20 tournament that takes place in Hafizabad, Pakistan from March 1 to 6. Six teams will do battle for honors at the second edition of the tournament and this has created major excitement in Pakistan after the successful first year. The six teams taking part are defending champions Lahore Lions, Hafizabad Stallions, Karachi Sharks, Hyderabad Jaguars, Faisalabad Bears, and Islamabad Tigers. CCUSA, the umbrella body for this tournament, is reporting on Monday that two…

MCL T20 draft set for Feb

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 5,049 total views,  1 views today HAFIZABAD/PAKISTAN – The draft for the second edition of the Major Cricket League (MCL) Hafizabad T20 tournament will take place in Karachi Pakistan on February 20.Six teams will be taking part in the tournament that is giving away 2.5 million Pakistan rupees and team owners will be looking to staff their respective outfits with top players. Hundreds of players have registered for the draft and now they will be keeping their fingers crossed that they are picked up on February 20 when the draft opens.The first…

MCL Hafizabad starts March 1

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 4,373 total views,  11 views today HAFIZABAD/PAKISTAN – The second edition of the Major Cricket League (MCL) Hafizabad T20 tournament will take place from March 1 according to Cricket Council USA (CCUSA).The first tournament was held last year at the Maq Cricket Stadium in Hafizabad and was a very successful event. This year the tournament will bowl off on March 1 and carry on until March 6.This time around six teams will again take part and vie for honors and cash prizes to the tune of 2.5M rupees. The six teams taking…

Qureshi promises bumper 2022

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 10,530 total views,  224 views today MARGATE/FL – USA: He has maneuvered rough terrain to have cricket played due to the Covid 19 Pandemic and the man with the vision Mahammad Qureshi is promising an even better 2022 at the helm of Cricket Council USA (CCUSA).The 13th Edition of the popular US Open T20 open came to a successful end just a few weeks ago in Broward and there are plans for several tournaments this year. “We are happy for all the efforts of everyone who worked hard with us to make…

Legends W Cup carries US$10,000 in prizes

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 1,309 total views,  12 views today MARGATE/FL – USA: The second edition of the Legends World Cup will carry prize money to the tune of $US10,000.This is the news coming out of the headquarters of Cricket Council USA (CCUSA) the umbrella body for the tournament. The matches will be played from October 12 to 16 at the Central Broward Regional Park, which is the only ICC-approved venue in North America at the moment.The tournament is being held in collaboration with the US Cricket Hall of Fame. Chairman of CCUSA Mahammad Qureshi revealed…