By VINODE MAMCHAN
Broward County Commissioner Barbara Muhammad Sharief is thrilled with the work being done by Cricket Council USA (CCUSA) in promoting the sport of cricket in Broward.
She made the comment at the opening ceremony of the Maq T10/USA National championships on Friday in Delray Beach. Sharief who created history by becoming the first black woman to be installed as Mayor of Broward in 2013 was the chief guest of CCUSA chairman Mahammad Qureshi. She met the players before the start of the first game and also addressed them saying that she hopes the sport can grow from strength to strength and that she is pleased with what she has seen so far.
Qureshi who has spent in the region of US$30M into the development of cricket in the US is hosting his 8th USA Nationals and this tournament provides an opportunity for players to address the national selectors and to go on to represent the country.
Speaking at the opening Qureshi said: “I am very happy that Commissioner Sharief is here today to be with us. This support means a lot to us and we want to thank her for the wonderful job she has done since assuming the position of County Commissioner. It is our hope that we can work closely with her in assisting this great sport to develop further. There is great potential for cricket in Broward and by extension the entire country and we will continue to do our part to realise this.”
The USA Nationals/MaqT10 is currently on and five regions from across America is taking part in the tournament, looking to lift the title.