MARGATE/FL – USA: Cricket in the Atlanta area will receive a major boost with the news that businessman C.K. Yau is about to become the licensing owner for the Atlanta Griffin cricket team, that will participate at the 11th Edition of the popular US Open T20 tournament.
Yau of Chinese descent will be making history by becoming the first team owner with such background. He is from Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc. is a well-respected businessman and the news of his arrival into the sphere of cricket was greeted with great excitement by the chairman of Cricket Council USA (CCUSA), Mahammad Qureshi. “It is a good investment that he is making. His vision is that cricket should be one of the major sports in America. He wants more cricket in Atlanta and believes that the dream of any young player from America is to play at the US Open.”
Qureshi, who has done a lot for the development of cricket in the United States said: “C.K. is very interested in youth development and wants to see more and more kids coming out to play the sport in the Georgia area. We will work together with him to have youth development programs in those areas. So it is not only about owning a team for him, but it is also about giving back.”
Yau told CCUSA News: “I am always interested in giving back and if I can play any part in the development of young people I am happy.” He added: “I am pretty excited about this new venture and looking forward. I have not been involved too much with cricket but this is something new and brings excitement.”
Yau’s extent in terms of his involvement in sports is centered around soccer, basketball, and tennis. He is measured in terms of what he expects out of the arrangement. “I have no great expectations. I want to get involved first and see how it goes. I trust Maq he is a good man and he presented this opportunity to me. I am hoping to
meet new friends and to assist with the development of the sport.
Qureshi said Yau has a great network of financial agents and he intends to introduce them to the set up with the hope that more and more people come on board.