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Cricket and Covid learn to coexist

Dr. Nilesh D. Mehta The year 2020 will be remembered for being inexorably elongated, leading to disruptions worldwide. It was that dreaded National Basketball Association’s announcement on March 11, 2020, – when they suspended the championship – that sent shivers in the sporting world.  Close on the heels of this announcement, several sporting authorities followed suit, canceling marquee events in their respective sports. Even the Tokyo Olympics were postponed to 2021. In the cricket world, the International Cricket Council (ICC) called off the Twenty20 World Cup that was supposed to be held in Australia…

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Ramadhan and cricket go hand in hand

Mahammad Qureshi batting at 1.35am in the morning in Sunrise, Florida.     Muslims the world over are observing the holy month of Ramadhan but at the same time the cricket fever has caught on and the two seem to be working hand in hand for muslims in Fort Lauderdale, USA.   Mahammad Ahmed Qureshi (MAQ) who is currently fasting has decided to launch the MAQ cricket league in Fort Lauderdale for members of the mosque located ISFS Masjid grounds in Sunrise. What is so special about this tournament is…

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Memories of 125 Years Old Queen’s Park Cricket Club

Prof. Ravi Chaturvedi*   Musing over the history of the Queen’s Park Cricket Club of the twin island of Trinidad & Tobago, the words of Winston Churchill echoed in my ears, “History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passions of former days.” Recalling the initial days of club, the celebrity writer C. L. R. James (author of Beyond A Boundary) wrote, “”they were for the most part white and often wealthy…

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