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HARTFORD: Hard working cricket administrator Mahammad Qureshi will be honoured with a lifetime achievement award when the US Cricket Hall of Fame host their 40th induction ceremony on Saturday, October 2, 2021, from 7pm at the Embassy Suites Hotel, Boca Raton, Florida.
A highlight of the ceremony will be the presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award to Qureshi the founder of Cricket Council USA (CCUSA). Qureshi who has spent in excess of US$30M in developing the game in America has been a pillar of support to cricket and cricketers. The Hall is now paying recognition of his outstanding contribution.
To celebrate this milestone Sportmen’s Athletic Club, founders of the Hall of Fame, Connecticut Premier Cricket League and Cricket Council USA have decided to host a Legends World Cup T20 Tournament from September 27 to October 3 at the MAQ Cricket Stadium, Boca Raton, Florida.
The tournament will include teams from Canada, USA, India, Pakistan, and the West Indies. The event will be live stream on MAQTV.COM, YouTube, Facebook and other social media platforms to a number of cricket playing countries worldwide, including India, England, Pakistan, Canada, Australia, Afghanistan, Caribbean, Portugal, Italy and throughout USA.
Topping the list of nominees is former West Indies captain Sir Richie Richardson and two outstanding stalwarts of the game in the US Godfrey Blair and Edgar Samuels. The others are International journalist and commentator Vinode Mamchan, Lyndel Wright, Max Diah, Surujlal Joe
Siewharack, John T. Hodgson, Jyosna Patel and Ouida McDonald. Three others,
former West Indies star All-rounder Collie Smith, Cecil Dixon, who passionately
played a vital role in the development of the game in the US and well-respected
hotel executive Butch Stewart from Jamaica, one of the strongest supporters of the
sport in the Caribbean, will be inducted posthumously.