Taylor rallies SAMP Army

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 3,440 total views TAMPA/FL – USA: USA national player Steven Taylor was in brilliant form as he smashed 61 to take SAMP Army to a crushing 95-run win over Tampa Tigers in their President’s Cup clash at the Wesley Chapel cricket stadium on Saturday. The aggressive Jamaican was in fine form and ran the fielders ragged with his brilliant batting. His 61 off just 30 balls was the cornerstone of the SAMPY Army effort as they scored 195/5 off their 20 overs. Taylor struck three sixes and eight fours in his…

Qureshi’s upward curve continues 

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 31,594 total views,  28 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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 20,784 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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 16,962 total views 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 Cup this…

Zishawn looking forward to President’s Cup

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 10,423 total views 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 the hours…

Farooq now officially MCL Pakistan president 

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 7,607 total views 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 MCL Pakistan…

USA Cricket’s Godfather celebrates his birthday today

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 7,216 total views 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 past 21…

Farooq appointed Honorary MCL President

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 4,411 total views 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 honorable young…

Maq gives boost to Pakistan cricket

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 8,594 total views MARGATE/FL – USA: Cricket administrator Mahammad Qureshi is providing a boost to Pakistan cricket by hosting the Maq Cricket League (MCL) Pakistan T20 tournament in Pakistan from April 5 to 11. This was revealed by the Cricket Management Group (CMG) who will be responsible for staging the tournament with the endorsement of Cricket Council USA (CCUSA). The tournament carries a winning purse of Rupees one million and five teams will be battling for the coveted title. CMG has put together the Karachi Sharks, Lahore Lions, Peshwar Eagles, Islamabad…

Administrators told to follow Qureshi’s lead 

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 9,511 total views MARGATE/FL – USA: Cricket administrators in the United States have been told to follow in the footsteps of the chairman of Cricket Council USA (CCUSA) Mahammad Qureshi. This call comes from Cricket West Indies (CWI) director Azim Bassarath. Speaking on all the recent developments within cricket in the US, especially the eagerly awaited Major League, Bassarath said as an onlooker one would have seen a lot of problems in the administration of US cricket over the years and now with all the opportunities coming their way, they have…