MCL Hafizabad starts March 1

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 5,485 total views 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 part are…

President’s Cup carded for Feb 18

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 32,028 total views TAMPA/FL – USA: The annual Major Cricket League (MCL) President’s Cup 2022 tournament will take place from February 18 to 20 in Pasco County in Tampa. This tournament falls under the umbrella of Cricket Council USA (CCUSA) and will be the second of his kind in the US. The tournament is the first that will be held by CCUSA for the new year and all teams are invited to take part. Those who are interested in taking part in the tournament can get in by visiting CCUSA’s website…

Jaggessar stars as US All Stars win

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 4,395 total views By VINODE MAMCHAN T&T off-spinner Jon Russ Jaggessar starred for his team the US All Stars as they easily won their opening match of the 2013 US Open T20 tournament at the Central Broward Regional Park in Fort Lauderdale. Jaggessar who played for the winning St. Kitts/Nevis Patriots took 3/12 as the Brampton Pacers made 165/7 and All Stars responded with 168/2 with four balls to spare. Another Trinidadian Jason Mohammed scored an aggressive 40 and South  African Jacobus Pienaar made 43 not out to hurry the win. Earlier,…

Maq’s vision realized

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 23,079 total views,  30 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…

Competitive groups for US Open T20

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 16,806 total views By VINODE MAMCHAN Two very competitive groups have been formed for this year’s US Open T20 cricket tournament which bowls off on December 6 at the Central Broward Regional Park in Fort Lauderdale, USA. A total of 10 teams will be vying for US$100,000 in prizes and this time around there is an increased number of foreign professionals coming on board which will lend to an even greater quality of cricket. The committee set up by ruling body Cricket Council USA (CCUSA) have been meeting for a while…

US All Stars into semis

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 5,465 total views SUNRISE/FL – USA: Rizwan Cheema continued his prolific form with the bat on Saturday against the Ottawa Bulls as he took the US All Stars into the semi-finals of the MaqT10 USA Nationals at the Central Broward Regional Park. Cheema was brilliant in striking his third half century as he took his team to 128 for three of 10 overs. Cheema scored 58 off 20 balls and got his half century off 16 balls. The mighty Canadian struck five fours and five sixes in his knock. Whilst he…

Cheema bangs 122no in T10

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 4,764 total views SUNRISE/FL – USA: Canadian standout Rizwan Cheema was in brilliant form on Sunday, smashing an unbeaten 122 to lead his team the US All-Stars into the finals of the MaqT10 tournament at the Central Broward Regional Park in Fort Lauderdale. The right-hander brought up his half-century off just 14 balls, missing the record for the fastest created by Mohammad Shehzad from Afghanistan. He then motored on to his century off 32 balls – six more than the record of 26 balls created by Pakistan’s Babar Azam. He cracked…

Teja pulls Tigers through

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 3,879 total views SUNRISE/FL – USA: Tampa Tigers are through to the quarter-finals of the MaqT10 USA Nationals after their seven-wicket victory over the Chicago Catchers at the Central Broward Regional Stadium in Fort Lauderdale. Catchers with a top score of 25 from Shiraz Najam, 20 from Timmy Surujbally and 16 from CCUSA chairman Maq Qureshi, reached 88 for six off their 10 overs. Their bowlers then brought them back into the contest and Tigers needed 31 runs from the last three overs. It went down to the last over with…

Tampa whips South India

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 1,409 total views SUNRISE/FL – USA: Tampa Legends easily defeated South India by nine wickets as matches in the MaqT10 USA Nationals was played on Friday at the Central Broward Regional Park. Batting first, South India made 62 for five in a match reduced to eight overs per side. Vasu Muli was the main scorer with 26 for South India. In response, Tampa Legends led by an unbeaten 29 from Babar Arshad and 22 from Dundae Nathaniel rushed to 68 for one off just five overs.   MAQT10 SCORES South India…

Run machine Cheema hits 69no

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 999 total views SUNRISE/FL – USA: Canadian batting maestro Rizwan Cheema struck a whirlwind unbeaten 69 to lead the US All Stars to victory over Sunrisers in the final preliminary round clash at the MaqT10 USA Nationals at Central Broward Regional Park on Saturday morning. The All Stars chasing 101 for victory, made a mockery of the chase, reaching their target for the loss of one wicket in 5.3 overs. Cheema who struck eight sixes on day one when he struck 62, followed up by hitting another eight sixes and four…