Finally Pakistan Cricket Board announces their squad for Asia T20 Cup and World T20 Cup 2016. They (PCB) got two days to announce their squad from ICC, citing that they want to watch out some PSL games and can find some local and young talent from that particular tournament’s Round-1. Yes they picked young left arm fast medium bowler Rumman Raees and another emerging allrounder Mohammad Nawaz of Quetta Gladiators.
Masters Cricket League is this or that. If is flop or success, but I believe it is a type of time machine, which makes my way back to my childhood.
Yesterday MCL started with a fantastic opening ceremony featuring many performers along with super stars i-e masters of #Cricket for long. Oh my God I could see Viru, Saqi, Murali, Sanga, Rana of Arabains on ground at one time. It is miracle which is being made possible by GM Sports, & UAE cricket Board.
I was thinking and it is kind of dream but suddenly I woke up and felt that it is real. Viru and Levi are opening the innings, and Viru is facing the ball and he can hit first ball of MCL 2016 out of the park with some ease. His quick burst Gemini Arabians a booster, which was capitalized by Levi and Great Sanga. Sanga came after a flop BBL05, but he looked different on day one of MCL 2020, which is very good thing for Arabians. On the other hand Libra Legend were remain off colour, first when they were bowling & fielding that with the bat. But I can’t blame on their poor batting but this happened due to some quality bowling. I mean if you have Mills, Onions, Rana Naveed, Mural, Saqlain, and Kemp to bowl only 20 overs. You need to bat well till the end.
I believe MCL 2020 gonna achieve many milestones in coming days.
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South Africa will host the first Africa T20 Cup as a curtain raiser to the domestic season. Makhaya Ntini, the former South Africa fast bowler, is the face of the 16-team event, which will see 13 South African provincial sides compete with Zimbabwe, Namibia and Kenya and will run for a month from September 4 to October 4.
If CLT20 scrapped, it will give chance to CSA to organize this 16 teams mega event during window of CLT20.
This is group structure for Africa T20 Cup 2015.
Pool A (Sept 4-6, Benoni) Easterns, Northerns, Zimbabwe, Western Province
Pool B (Sept 11-13, Potchefstroom) North West, KZN Inland, Border, Boland
Pool C (Sept 18-20, Kimberley) Griquas, Namibia, KZN, Eastern Province
Pool D (Sept 25-27, Bloemfontein) Free State, SWD, Gauteng, Kenya