Elland goes under to Skelmanthorpe

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 13,538 total views,  533 views today ELLAND/MANCHESTER – ENGLAND: Elland Cricket Club went under to Skelmanthorpe by eight wickets in their third round Huddlesfield League clash at Elland on Saturday. Ryan Robinson was in brilliant form striking a 61-ball 95 not out that took his team to an easy eight-wicket win, leaving Elland licking their wounds for the second weekend running. Batting first, Elland had a good start before crashing to 188 all out. The consistent Kaleel Ahmed followed his 57 the weekend before with 31, while Faisal Javed made 35 and…

CEO, five other USA Cricket members served fresh lawsuits

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 22,379 total views,  443 views today USA Cricket has been rocked by a lawsuit, again. The litigation, what appears to be a coup, is stirred by plaintiffs Venu Pisike (Individual Director) and Srini Salver (Male Player Director) against fellow board members Suraj Vishvanathan (Individual Director), Ajith Bhaskar (Club Director), Sushil Nadkarni (League Director), Catherine Carlson (Independent Director), CEO Iain Higgins and board chairman Paraag Marathe over the alleged unlawful amendment of the constitution to relax the voting laws and the reappointment of Paraag Marathe as an independent director and chairman of USA Cricket. Click…

Bravo pays courtesy call on CCUSA chief

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 24,494 total views,  441 views today BOCA RATON/FL- USA: International T20 star Dwayne Bravo paid a courtesy call on the chairman of Cricket Council USA (CCUSA) Mahammad Qureshi earlier in the week at his Boca residence. Bravo fresh from representing the West Indies in the T20 series against Sri Lanka in Antigua, flew into Miami and decided to pay a courtesy call on Qureshi. The master administrator was happy with the visit. “It is always a pleasure when you are recognized by the players who have given so much to this great…

Qureshi’s upward curve continues 

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 29,341 total views,  49 views today SUNRISE/FL – USA: Zishawn Qureshi’s upward trend continues on Sunday as the right-hander struck a whirlwind 72 against Spartans in the GCCL T20 tournament at the Central Broward Regional Park in Fort Lauderdale on Sunday. Qureshi led the effort for Coconut Creek as they won the clash by 28 runs and will now play BCC Ignite to determine who meets Toofan in the championship match. Qureshi, who has gained a wealth of experience playing with international stars at the US Open T20 tournament, made the going…

Rain kayoes President’s Cup

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 20,753 total views,  1 views today TAMPA/FL – USA: The weather forecast for this coming weekend is not favorable for cricket in Tampa and hence the inaugural MCL President’s Cup has been postponed. A directive sent out by the tournament committee at Cricket Council USA (CCUSA) indicated that on Saturday there is a 60 percent chance of rain and on Sunday a 90 percent chance, hence a decision was taken to postpone the matches. The committee is expected to convene a meeting soon to reschedule the tournament at a time when the…

CCUSA on the move again

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 16,936 total views,  1 views today Cricket Council USA (CCUSA) continues to be the flag bearer for cricket in the United States and will host the President’s Cup in Tampa Florida this weekend. The Mahammad Qureshi-led cricket organization has become the sole body that has been working year-round in creating opportunities for cricketers. The President’s Cup comes on the heels of the US Open T20 cricket tournament that was held in December. In between these two tournaments, CCUSA has been hosting local matches at the Maq Stadium in Delray Beach. The President’s…

Zishawn looking forward to President’s Cup

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 10,402 total views,  1 views today MARGATE/FL- USA: All-rounder Zishawn Qureshi is looking forward to the inaugural MCL T20 President’s Cup which takes place in Orlando on February 13 and 14. Speaking to News925 Qureshi said: “I am really looking forward to this tournament because it is the next major tournament for me since playing at the US Open T20 in December. I am leading the Orlando Stars and looking forward to getting back out there in a seriously competitive environment. “I have been working on my fitness and really putting in…

Farooq now officially MCL Pakistan president 

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 7,586 total views,  1 views today LAHORE – Pakistan: Special Assistant to Chief Minister of Punjab for Sports and Youth Affairs in Pakistan Malik Omar Farooq was handed his appointment letter by Major Cricket League (MCL) Pakistan member Asif Shams as the Honorary President of the league. Chairman and CEO of MCL Mahammad Qureshi who resides in America directed members of MCL Pakistan to make the trip to meet with Farooq to deliver the letter of appointment. The contents of the letter sent by Qureshi read: “It is with great pleasure that…

USA Cricket’s Godfather celebrates his birthday today

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 7,196 total views,  1 views today DELRAY BEACH/FL – USA: The man who has been dubbed the Godfather of cricket in America is celebrating his birthday today and instead of partying or pampering himself, he is out at the Maq Cricket Stadium working on the venue in order that they continue to stage matches there. Speaking to News925 he said that he has been administrating cricket for the past 21 years in America and he feels like a 21-year old. “I have been giving my time and money to cricket for the…

Farooq appointed Honorary MCL President

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 4,375 total views,  1 views today By VINODE MAMCHAN LAHORE – Pakistan: Special Assistant to Chief Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports in Pakistan Malik Umar Farooq has been installed as the Honorary President of MCL Pakistan. This news was announced today by the Chairman and CEO of MCL Pakistan Mahammad Qureshi. Speaking from North Carolina Qureshi said: “It is with great pleasure that MCL Pakistan welcomes Malik Umar Farooq on board as the Honorary President of the organization. “This organization intends to work through sports to serve Pakistan and help build…