West Indies May 27, 2008

West Indies legends win Florida tournament

West Indies All-Stars defeated the Canada All-Star Team by 38 runs in the MAQ T20 International Cricket Tournament Championship Match at Central Broward Regional Park in Lauderhill, Florida

West Indies All-Stars defeated the Canada All-Star Team by 38 runs in the MAQ T20 International Cricket Tournament Championship Match at Central Broward Regional Park in Lauderhill, Florida. West Indies made 128 for 4 in 18 overs and Canada managed only 90 in reply.

“I'm very proud of my team. They all contributed to the victory," said West Indies captain Richie Richardson after the match. Courtney Browne was voted the Most Valuable Player of the Tournament, scoring the second most runs (67) as well as taking three catches and stumpings.

Thousands of fans who braved rain to watch former international players including Javed Miandad (Pakistan), Richardson and Browne (West Indies) and Mohammad Azharuddin (India).

Martin Williamson is executive editor of ESPNcricinfo and managing editor of ESPN Digital Media in Europe, the Middle East and Africa

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  • testli5504537 on June 6, 2008, 12:02 GMT

    Can't understand why ICC/WICB/USACA can't organise for a full international (i.e. T20/ODI) to be played at the venue. If teams are already over in the Carrabean you wouldn't have thought it'd be difficult or costly to make this happen.

  • testli5504537 on June 6, 2008, 6:43 GMT

    ps. sos to mr alan stanford please help canadian cricket from a fellow passionate lover of cricket :)

  • testli5504537 on June 3, 2008, 17:17 GMT

    I agree with Ivor. We all love to see good cricket, but outside players will come and go. We need to get young local players involved in the game, otherwise, I am afraid any such fabulous cricket shows will be just entertainment and nothing more. none the less this was a great effort by organizers and they should be proud of themselves.

  • testli5504537 on June 2, 2008, 18:10 GMT

    A weekend of cricket in South Florida where we play cricket twelve months out of the year is the norm. Having a bunch of old has been running around a cricket field in any place in America will not promote the game of cricket in the future. The ICC and the other playing nations were/are very critical of the age group cricketers that represent USACA. We need to concentrate on modern day cricketers. WICB should be encouraged to organize warm up tour matches at the new stadium. Sir Allen Stanford, an American, might be more than happy to bring his T20 games to this part of the world. I am quite certain that most cricket fans and followers would be more than happy to attend games of those magnitudes

  • testli5504537 on June 2, 2008, 17:27 GMT

    It was agreat cricket show. The stadium is good the location is good all we need is fans lots of fans Mr Quershi did a wounderful job hats off for him.Boby was still trying to impress usaca for some odd reason i think he wants his old job back, can someone help him find his old job.

    Amin Malik Northern California

  • testli5504537 on May 28, 2008, 19:01 GMT

    I went on Friday night and saw the Canada side easily trounced the World X1. It was too one-sided and not very exciting. This affected my mood for the tournament, so I stayed away from the other matches. However, the ground & Stadium are excellent venues for cricket & the organizers must be commended for their good work.

  • testli5504537 on May 28, 2008, 16:46 GMT

    It was a great cricket show.The stadium is as good as I have seen and I have seen many of these. The whole event was organized superbly. This cricket stadium is ready for some big action and international games. I would suggest all parties come together and this is our chance to grab the bull by horn. Bring cricket to USA in a big way. I would however suggest to focus on promoting cricket by bringing our home grown youth cricket players. Without that no progress will be sustained. Also find sponsors, as money will be needed to keep things going. I congratulate Mr. Qureshi, Boby and rest of the organizers for putting up a great show for all of us.

    Asif Ahmad Souther California

  • testli5504537 on May 28, 2008, 14:56 GMT

    I've heard mixed reports about this stadium facility. Faizool, it sounds like you were there. Can you comment on the grounds, the area around the stadium, it's location relative to the population centers, etc? Thank you.

  • testli5504537 on May 27, 2008, 20:10 GMT

    Congratulations to the organisers for a very good tournament, Despite the bad weather, I think that the tournament went very well.

    Staff were all over the place to ensure the smooth running and assistance, there was plenty of food in all varieties including Halal which is normally not provided at such events, my hats off to who arranged this.

    IOt would be a great honor to cricket if matches played at night, (normally at the Lauderhill complex) can be played at this facility. along with more international matches.

    Once again, Congrats and best wishes.

    Faizool Khan

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