MARGATE/FL – USA: Cricket Council USA (CCUSA) has gotten together with the US Cricket Hall of Fame and will host the first-ever Hall of Fame Cricket World Cup event in Fort Lauderdale next September.This was revealed by the chairman and CEO of CCUSA Mahammad Qureshi. Speaking to 925 News Qureshi said: “This year we are assisting the Cricket Hall of Fame by taking their Induction ceremony on October 3 ‘live’ across the world on MaqTv. Next year we have invited them to come to Florida for the 2021 Induction ceremony and we have decided to come together with them to host what will be the first-ever Legends World Cup in the United States.” Qureshi said the tournament will see players over the age of 40 taking part and the games will be played around the event.
“We will start the cricket on Wednesday, September 29, and continue on the 30th which is Thursday and Friday, October 1. We will then have an early game on the morning of October 2 because we will host the Induction ceremony in the evening. We then return to the Central Broward Regional Park on Sunday where the finals will be played.”The executive director of the Hall of Fame Michael Chambers has been in discussion with Qureshi and it was Qureshi’s idea to have the legends World Cup. “Michael and I have both agreed and it will be wonderful for those who are being inducted to come and look at some cricket as well. Michael has been the backbone of the Hall of Fame and after the low key event we are forced to keep this year because of Covid 19, we want to have something special next year.”The teams taking part will be the United States, Canada, West Indies, Pakistan, and India.