BOCA RATON/FL – USA: Chairman and CEO of Cricket Council USA (CCUSA) Mahammad Qureshi has called on cricket stakeholders to be kind and sharing during the current COVID 19 pandemic.
The successful businessman made the comment as Covid-19 cases continue to rise in Florida. He said: “We are all in this together and we must stand strong and help each other to get through this. The situation with the Coronavirus is not good at the moment and we are hoping to get through this.
“We have re-started cricket in South Florida and we are taking all the necessary precautions in order to get by. One of the key things during this time is being disciplined and following all regulations. At this time people are also frustrated because of the length of time in lockdown and also the fact that they cannot move as they did before. We need to understand that once we wear masks and stay focus on the job at hand, we will get through this.”
Qureshi is hoping to host the US Open T20 tournament in December of this year and thinks that all should be much better by then. “We should be in a place situation come December. The cricketers in this country have just re-started their careers but they will look forward to the major tournament which is the US Open T20. We are all hoping to get in a wonderful 12th edition of this most popular tournament and I pray to God that all goes well.
“A little sacrifice now in terms of following the guidelines will lead to a better day tomorrow. We are urging all our cricket stakeholders to obey the rules and see you in December for our great tournament.”
Qureshi and CCUSA have re-started cricket with weekend tournaments at the Maq Stadium in Delray. This coming weekend they will stage the Maq T10 tournament featuring four teams in Maq Stars, T&T Stars, Pakistan Eagles, and Florida Spartans.