MCL gives players international opportunity

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 29,565 total views,  109 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…

World Cup T10 targets 100 teams

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 12,722 total views,  33 views today BOCA RATON/FL – The inaugural T10 World Cup to be hosted by Cricket Council USA (CCUSA) is targeting 100 teams. This tournament which is expected to bowl off on May 19 will take place at the Central Broward Regional Park in Fort Lauderdale which is the only International Cricket Council (ICC) recognised facility in North America. The tournament will be played over four days and matches will take place on the main stadium inside as well as the three adjoining grounds around the stadium. In addition…

CCUSA hosts T10 World Cup

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 12,409 total views,  41 views today BOCA RATON/FL: Cricket Council USA (CCUSA) will be the first to host a T10 World Cup among clubs next year in May at the Central Broward Regional Park, in Fort Lauderdale. This was announced by the chairman of CCUSA Mahammad Qureshi on Wednesday in Boca Raton, Florida. Speaking to News925 Qureshi said this is the first instance of a World Cup being played for T10 cricket and he is hoping that around 50 to 60 teams come on board and plays the tournament. “This is the…

Royal banned for pitch tampering

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 28,197 total views,  103 views today Left-arm spinner Jeavor Royal has been given a one-match ban by officials of Cricket Council USA (CCUSA) for deliberately tampering with the pitch at the US Open T20 tournament that is currently ongoing at the Central Broward Regional Park in the USA. Royal was representing the Clarion County Eagles against Samp Army in round-robin play on Thursday when cameras picked him up using his spiked boot to rough up the pitch on a good length at the Northern End of the ground. The matter was reported…

Qureshi takes All Stars to victory

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 4,807 total views,  1 views today By VINODE MAMCHAN All rounder Zishawn Qureshi was at the top of his game as he returned a man of the match performance to lead the US All Stars to a comprehensive eight–wicket victory over the Punjab Blues in their third match of the US Open T20 tournament at the Central Broward Regional Park in Fort Lauderdale, Thursday. Chasing 92 runs to win the match, the All Stars fired to victory with the aggressive Qureshi hitting an unbeaten 42. Earlier he took a wicket and also…

Maq’s vision realized

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 27,289 total views,  97 views today By VINODE MAMCHAN One evening in the nineties as he and his best buddy Amin Markatia sat and reminisced about their cricket days in Pakistan, Mahammad Ahmed Qureshi decided that enough was enough and that he was going to start up a cricket league right here in the United States. If he could not go to cricket, he was going to bring cricket to himself and so many of the Asian diaspora who were longing for some action. When Qureshi and Markatia spoke about cricket, it…

US Open T20 fully sanctioned by ICC

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 20,480 total views The 2021 US Open T20 tournament has been fully sanctioned by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and USA Cricket (USAC). The official news came to hand yesterday when USAC published on their website that the tournament has been sanctioned. This is a massive relief for international players who would not have been able to participate in the tournament if it was not sanctioned by the ICC. Their respective cricket boards would have granted them No Objection Certificates (NOC) to play at the tournament granted it was sanctioned by…

Borde: US Open T20 could fit Pollard’s wish

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 14,819 total views,  1 views today By VINODE MAMCHAN At the end of a disappointing International Cricket Council (ICC) World T20 campaign in the United Arab Emirates, West Indies captain Kieron Pollard made a call for a second regional T20 tournament in addition to the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) T20 so that more players can be unearthed. His thinking was along similar lines to the concept of the Stanford T20 tournament which brought many new players to the fore. The CPL because of its competitive nature brings only the same cadre of…

Clarke left bemused after Cricket Australia excluded Khawaja from national contract list

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 18,842 total views COURTESY BY: https://www.cricingif.com/ Cricket Australia announced the names of 20 nationally contracted players but one notable omission left former Australia captain Michael Clarke bemused. Clarke asked the reason for leaving out the senior batsman Usman Khawaja from the list. The 33-year-old has fallen down the pecking order and not long ago he was considered as the lynchpin of Australia’s batting line-up. “I find it very hard to believe that someone with the talent and the runs behind him over 10 years isn’t in Australia’s top 20 players,” Clarke…

Stokes stars in England’s greatest ever win

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 39,610 total views England is the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup champions for the first time after Jofra Archer held his nerve to help beat New Zealand in a nail-biting Super Over at Lord’s. The Black Caps needed two to win from the final ball but a superb throw from Jason Roy in the deep saw Martin Guptill agonisingly run out, as Kane Williamson’s side finished runners-up for the second successive men’s World Cup. Jimmy Neesham had struck a magnificent six to leave New Zealand with seven to win from four…