Qureshi rolls back the years

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 28,455 total views,  709 views today By VINODE MAMCHANHOUSTON: USA – Chairman of Cricket Council USA (CCUSA) Mahammad Qureshi showed that he still had class as a batsman as he cracked 75 for his team  East Broncos in the Masters Cricket USA league in Houston recently. Qureshi’s brilliant effort opening the batting saw his team reach 240 for eight off 45 overs and then restrict the opposing team Chairman’s XI to 222/8 also of 45 overs – giving Broncos victory by 18 runs. The right hander a former  youth player from Pakistan needed…

CCUSA chairman wishes all Eid Mubarak

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 33,516 total views,  709 views today BOCA RATON/FL – USA: Chairman of the Maq Group and Cricket Council USA (CCUSA) Mahammad Qureshi is wishing everyone Eid Mubarak at this auspicious time. In his Eid message the top businessman and cricket administrator reminded all to live together as one to battle any problems that may come their way. He said the world was shaken up by the Covid 19 and the reason it is now coming out of the pandemic is because people stuck together, held hands and battled on a united front.…

Qureshi questions third party involvement

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 17,604 total views,  259 views today BOCA RATON/FL – USA:  Chairman of Cricket Council USA(CCUSA) Mahammad Qureshi is asking why there is third party involvement in running the affairs of cricket in America. Qureshi says that since ACE (American Cricket Enterprises) has come on board they have been running America’s cricket and this is not the right thing. He explained to News925 :”ACE has been awarded the rights to host and develop Major League cricket in the United States. It means that they control Major League which is a tournament and that is…

Qureshi congratulates US team

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 6,183 total views,  61 views today BOCA RATON/FL – USA:  United States cricket administrator Mahammad Qureshi has congratulated the US national team on the fact that they will be involved in the 2024 ICC World Cup that will be played in the US and the Caribbean. ICC confirmed the automatic qualification of the 12 teams for the upcoming 2024 T20 World Cup which will feature 20 teams. The top eight teams from the 2022 T20WC in Australia, including hosts West Indies and the United States, as well as the next two highest-ranked teams…

Qureshi inducted into Palm Beach Hall of Fame

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 13,571 total views,  56 views today PALM BEACH/FL – USA: Sports administrator and businessman extraordinaire Mahammad Qureshi was inducted into the Palm Beach Hall of Fame at a gala ceremony in West Palm Beach on Sunday evening. Qureshi was given the award by the West Palm Beach County Commission for his services to the development of sport in South Florida, especially cricket. The man who has spent millions of dollars in the development of cricket was very humble in accepting the award. “I am grateful to the County for his induction and…

Cricket Council USA embarks on massive cricket infrastructure

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 14,377 total views,  51 views today MARGATE/FL – USA: Cricket Council USA (CCUSA) has forged a partnership with the Maq Group which will see five cricket stadia built in America in time for the 2024 World Cup. The project will see an increase in the number of top class cricket facilities from one at the moment (Central Broward Regional Park) to at least six. This will augur well for America’s cricket not only for the World Cup but beyond. The five areas where major facilities will be built is at West Palm…

CCUSA Sanctions California Cup

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 5,243 total views,  7 views today BOCA RATON/FL – USA: As cricket continues to build in the United States, Cricket Council USA continues to assist and this time they have sanctioned yet another tournament, the California Cup.Chairman of CCUSA Mahammad Qureshi said these tournaments are important in unearthing new talent so his organization has decided to sanction it.  “We have been the most stable cricket organization for the past two decades in the USA and we continue to put cricket first. This tournament is of high quality and the organizers have presented…

Sri Lanka too strong for Kenya

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 10,027 total views,  7 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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 59,911 total views,  445 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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 47,865 total views,  51 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…