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SAN FERNANDO/T&T – West Indies: Cricket Council USA (CCUSA) has remained as strong as ever despite the problems associated with the Covid 19 pandemic that has gripped the world. So says media manager Vinode Mamchan.
According to Mamchan: “We thank God that all our staff and associates remain free of this virus and we have been able to keep all the functioning arms working during this time.
“While all employees as practicing social distancing and are being careful they continue to function using technology that has basically saved us during this time.”
Mamchan who operates out of Trinidad and Tobago added that everyone has been onboard the efforts of the chairman Mahammad Qureshi in keeping cricket fans happy and up to date. “We have people all around the world and they are up at different times making sure that CCUSA and our media company Maq Media are working 24 hours a day. In Pakistan Asif Ansari and Omair Sheikh have been on the ball, while in Houston Rasheed Ahmed has been taking charge of programming at MaqTV.
“The chairman himself has been in control of all the arms of CCUSA, directing the show as he is getting just a couple hours of sleep at this time. In addition to ensuring that plans are moving along for the next tournament which is the USA Nationals Maq T10, he has been doing his part in ensuring that those at the frontlines of the pandemic get assistance in terms of donating heavily.
“On the administrative front chief accountant Samantha Qureshi and operations manager Sofian Qamar has been working overtime to ensure that the office stays in a position of readiness for when cricket resumes.”
Mamchan added that the next order of business for CCUSA is the US Open T20 player draft. “Once the situation clears the first thing we will be looking at is the US Open T20 draft and this will be carried ‘live’ on Maqtv. After this, the chairman has stated he wants the stage the USA Nationals Maq T10 in September of this year. Once we can get the all-clear before that, then this will be the first order of business in terms of cricket for CCUSA.”