Qureshi promises bumper 2022

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 10,532 total views,  226 views today MARGATE/FL – USA: He has maneuvered rough terrain to have cricket played due to the Covid 19 Pandemic and the man with the vision Mahammad Qureshi is promising an even better 2022 at the helm of Cricket Council USA (CCUSA).The 13th Edition of the popular US Open T20 open came to a successful end just a few weeks ago in Broward and there are plans for several tournaments this year. “We are happy for all the efforts of everyone who worked hard with us to make…

President’s Cup carded for Feb 18

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 15,058 total views,  226 views today 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 says thank you for successful 2021 tournament

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 15,476 total views,  223 views today BOCA RATON/FL: Chairman of Cricket Council USA (CCUSA) Mahammad Qureshi says that the 2021 US Open T20 event which ended last Monday was the best of the lot and thanked everyone who made it a success. Speaking from the Boca Raton office on Friday, Qureshi said the tournament which was the 13th held drew massive interest from around the world and this was because everyone played their part to ensure this was the reality. “We had the biggest US Open T20 tournament and although there were…

US Open T20 fully sanctioned by ICC

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 14,176 total views,  31 views today 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…

Competitive groups for US Open T20

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 12,286 total views,  33 views today 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…

Borde: US Open T20 could fit Pollard’s wish

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 10,872 total views,  32 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…

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

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 22,064 total views CCUSA founder Mahammad Qureshi to receive CHOF Lifetime Achievement Award The Cricket Hall of Fame will celebrate its 40th Anniversary in 2021 at its Annual Induction Ceremony, which is scheduled for Saturday, October 2, 2021, from 7 p.m. until 2 a.m. at the Embassy Suites Hotel, Boca Raton, Florida. A highlight of the ceremony will be the presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award to Mahammad Qureshi, founder of Cricket Council USA, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the development and growth of the sport in the U.S.…

MCL reaches Hyderabad

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 23,419 total views,  2 views today HYDERABAD/PAKISTAN: After a successful run in Hafizabad recently, Major Cricket League Pakistan has decided to take the league to Hyderabad where the second edition of the tournament will be played from August 26 to 29 at the impressive Niaz Stadium. Again six franchise teams will be vying for honours at this tournament and they are Hyderabad Jaguars, Hafizabad Stallions, Islamabad Tigers, Lahore Lions, Faisalabad Bears and Karachi Sharks. Lahore Lions are the defending champions and will be looking to keep their title. The Jaguars are a…

Qureshi calls for more turf action

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 22,899 total views Highly respected chairman of Cricket Council USA (CCUSA) Mahammad Qureshi says he is in full support of the USA Cricket Minor League but is calling for the authorities to ensure there is more action on turf pitches. “We welcome this initiative of the Minor League and is in full support of it. We think that it will benefit cricket in America because more and more players will get to play the game at a good level. The more cricket the players get in, the better for them and…

Dangerous wicket leads to Minor League game abandonment

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 9,299 total views ORLANDO/FL – USA: The third round match of the USA Cricket Minor League clash between Florida Beamers and Orlando Galaxy at the Silver Stars ground in Orlando was called off because of a dangerous pitch by umpires. After just nine balls the matting was uprooted leaving the umpires no choice but to call off the game as they deemed the conditions too dangerous for play. At the time, United States batsman Monank Patel was batting on two with the Beamers 2/2. Beamers had lost skipper Zishawn Qureshi for…