New York T20 Big Bash
Ajaz Asgarally, President of the NY T20 Group, announced today that sixteen invitational teams including Somerset, Atlantis, Pak-America, Bangladesh Tigers, Empire Stallions, Vibes Challengers, Pakistan First, St. Lucia Masters, Cool Tech, New York Blasters, Washington Legions all featuring local, national and international players will be competing in the inaugural New York T20 Big Bash Cricket Tournament.

Jameel “Hafeez” Ali is now the Second Vice President of the group. Photo by Shiek Mohamed

“The following venues are confirmed for the tournament including the finals to be played at Idlewild Park on May 4, 2014,” said Asgarally. Idlewild Park will also host the preliminary games, along with Baisley Pond Park, Seaview Ave and Marine Park. The semi-finals will be played at Baisley Pond Park and Idlewild Park.

The New York T20 Big Bash Cricket Tournament will be held on May 2 – 4, 2014, and the teams will be competing for the Big Apple Championship Trophy and prize monies of $20,000.00.

Jeff Miller, Event Manager, exclaimed “The sixteen teams will be divided into four groups of four with each team playing three games in the preliminary rounds. The two top teams from each group will advance to the quarter-finals whereby the teams will be ranked from one through eight.”

Miller further stated, “The Tournament Committee has modify the rules to allow players who have played in one game in the preliminary rounds to participate in the quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals. Each team will play two games on Friday and one game on Saturday.”

Rahul Sharma, Secretary of the NY T20 Group, LLC also announced that Jameel “Hafeez” Ali has been appointed to be the Second Vice President of the group.” Hafeez is a strong supporter and contributor to the sport of cricket in the New Year area, and the owner of Richmond Roti Shop in Ozone, Queens. “I am very excited to be part of NY T20 Group, LLC and I’m looking forward to making the upcoming tournament a big success,” stated Hafeez.

Miller further stated, “the T20 Big Apple Welcome Reception will be held on Friday, May 2, 2014 at Naresa Palace in South Ozone Park. Miller also stated that sixteen highly qualified umpires are confirmed to officiate the games during the tournament. “We are committed to delivering a successful and entertaining tournament for the fans in New York.”

The champions of the tournament will get an automatic berth in the prestigious 2014 US Cricket Open to be held on December 4-7, 2014 in Lauderhill, Florida, competing for the first prize of $75,000.00.

For further information on the tournament, please contact Linden Frazier-(646)-235-3243, Ajaz Asgarally-(646)261-1201 or Jeff Miller-(305-606-7603) – email Jcmiller712@yahoo.com.