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MARGATE/FL – USA: Cricket Council USA will celebrate 20 years of cricket promotions in the United States, next Wednesday with a gala banquet dinner at the Hilton Double Tree Hotel in Fort Lauderdale.
CCUSA came about after a conversation between friends Mahammad Qureshi and Amin Markatia. They both came from Pakistan many decades ago and after studying in the US, they settled and started to play cricket in South Florida. This was not enough for these two guys who were very fond of the sport.
They decided to start promoting the sport because there was a lapse in this direction that left them unhappy.
This was the start of Cricket Council USA (CCUSA) and in a few days time they will be celebrating 20 years of existence. Of course, their main achievement over the years would be the formation of the very popular US Open T20 competition.
Chairman of CCUSA Mahammad Qureshi is overjoyed with the achievements over the years. “I am very happy with the work done by the officials over the years and we have decided to honor them at the banquet. They have done yeoman service when it comes to developing cricket in the US and we are very happy to celebrate with them after all these years.
“Everyone has played a part and we thought it fitting that they get the recognition that they deserve.”