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CWI chief labels Qureshi the action man

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 702 total views,  344 views today By VINODE MAMCHAN President of Cricket West Indies (CWI) Ricky Skerritt has labelled chairman of Cricket Council USA (CCUSA) as ‘the action man’ when it comes to getting cricket played. Qureshi and his association CCUSA will be hosting their 13th annual US Open T20 tournament at the Central Broward Regional Park in Fort Lauderdale. Skerritt endorsed the valiant efforts of Qureshi in promoting cricket in the USA, and welcomed the ongoing opportunity for West Indian players to participate in the well-established annual tournament.  The well respected…

US Open Cricket rescues Trinidad and Tobago

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 2,935 total views,  344 views today By VINODE MAMCHAN Covid 19 has put cricket around the world in a spin and the story is even worse in Trinidad and Tobago where there has been no cricket but national team action for over a year. Cricketers in the twin Island Republic have been frustrated at not having a chance to play the sport they love. They have been looking at every opportunity overseas to get in some action as they look to continue their development. A golden opportunity has presented itself through the…

Qureshi praises Higgins for W Cup effort

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 4,238 total views,  344 views today By VINODE MAMCHAN Chairman of Cricket Council USA (CCUSA) Mahammad Qureshi has come out in praise of former CEO of USA Cricket Iain Higgins for his efforts to bring World Cup cricket to America. The International Cricket Council (ICC) at their annual general meeting in Dubai this week announced that USA Cricket and Cricket West Indies (CWI) will jointly host the 2024 World Cup. Qureshi, who has done a lot for the development of cricket in the United States, said he was thrilled by the fact…

USA, West Indies to host W Cup

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 4,440 total views,  147 views today The host nations for every major ICC men’s limited overs event between 2024 and 2031 have been confirmed. In June 2024, the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup will go somewhere it has never been before, with USA hosting the event alongside the West Indies, which staged the tournament in 2010. Eight months later, in February 2025, Pakistan will host the Men’s Champions Trophy. It will be the first major global cricket tournament played in Pakistan since 1996 when it hosted the Men’s Cricket World Cup alongside…

Australia wins their first World T20 title

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 3,619 total views,  4 views today VINODE MAMCHAN (Dubai, UAE) Australia added the International Cricket Council (ICC) World T20 title to their five 50 overs World Cup titles when they humbled their cross-Tasman rivals New Zealand in the 2021 final at the Dubai International Stadium in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on Sunday. It was a good Sunday night for the men in green and gold as Mitchell Marsh came to the party yet again to ensure that Australia copped their first World T20 title. Thirty four (34) years ago his dad Geoff…

New W Cup champions to be crowned

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 2,171 total views VINODE MAMCHAN (Dubai, UAE) The only world title missing in the cupboard at Jolimont Street in Victoria, Australia is the ICC World T20. Staff there will be hoping to make space alongside the five 50 overs trophy when their team battle cross-Tasman rivals New Zealand in the 2021 final at Dubai International Stadium, UAE today. New Zealand was recently crowned World Test champions and lost in the final of the 2019 ICC 50 overs World Cup to England in a Super Over. They have been playing great cricket…

Bravo endorses US Open T20

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 1,483 total views By VINODE MAMCHAN West Indies star batsman Daren Bravo says that he is amazed by the great strides the US Open T20 tournament has made since his last appearance at the tournament in 2018. The left-hander who was one of the reserves on the West Indies T20 team that recently played at the International Cricket Council (ICC) World T20 in Dubai made a courtesy call to Mahammad Qureshi the chairman of Cricket Council USA (CCUSA) the owners of the tournament on Friday evening at his home in Boca.…

Mitchell marches N Zealand into finals

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 1,593 total views By VINODE MAMCHAN (Abu Dhabi, UAE)A classy player showed the world that you need to think on your feet to be successful and while working he took his team New Zealand into their first ICC World T20 finals at the expense of England at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday. Just two years ago, England defeated New Zealand in the finals of the 50 overs tournament at the Lord’s cricket ground in a Super Over. That would have left Kiwi fans scarred. The win now…

Injury England battles Kiwis for place in the finals

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 1,428 total views,  1 views today By VINODE MAMCHAN (Abu Dhabi, UAE) Injuries to major England players have resulted in the semi-final clash against New Zealand being an even battle at Abu Dhabi on Wednesday evening at 6pm. England, the number one ranked team in T20 cricket topped group I, winning their first four matches and losing only to South Africa after they had already qualified for the semis. However going into this clash against New Zealand, England will be without opening batter Jason Roy, who became the latest England player to…

India leaves with big win

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 1,553 total views India rounded off the Super 12s stage of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 with a resounding nine-wicket victory over Namibia in Group 2. Both sides had already failed to make the semi-finals before the action got underway in Dubai, but India finished on a high as half centuries from Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul helped them chase 133 with ease. Spinners Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin set the foundation, taking three wickets apiece to help prevent Namibia, for whom David Wiese again top scored with 26,…