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three weeks after he announced his resignation as Chairman and CEO of
Cricket Council USA, Mahammad A. "Maq" Qureshi launched his campaign
for President of the United States of America Cricket Association
(USACA). Among others,Mr. Qureshi will face Nabeel Ahmed who was the first to announce his intention to run for President back in November of 2010.
In a media release announcing his candidacy on June 7th, Qureshi
said, "I’m running for President in order to bring credibility to USACA
- what should be an esteemed organization. Credibility is only
established when an organization demonstrates responsibility and
integrity from within. Only then can we gain the confidence of our
members and sponsors."
"I’m running for this position because I am committed to the
development and expansion of cricket in the United States. I’m running
for office to make USACA an effect (sic) yet transparent organization
that earns the respect of its membership, other cricket associations,
the ICC, existing and potential sponsors, and, of course, the millions
of potential cricket enthusiasts in America.“
Qureshi is the President and CEO of USA based
MAQ Group, Inc. According to the media release, MAQ Group has enjoyed
great success by specializing in high-profile commercial real estate
investments, financing, development, management and consulting and owns
trademarked brands, such as PetroAmerica, Subco, SuperStop and Bizder.
Some years ago, Qureshi started Cricket Council USA (CCUSA), which
has organized and sponsored tournaments bearing his company's name in
Texas, Florida, New Jersey, Connecticut and New York. The organization
is also a supporter of the City of Lauderhill T20 Night Cricket
After ten years at the helm of CCUSA, on May 13, Qureshi announced
his resignation as CEO and Chairman. “The price of doing the same old
thing is far higher than the price of change," the CCUSA media release
noted invoking Bill Clinton's words, adding that "It is after much
contemplation and reflection, the Chairman and CEO of Cricket Council
USA (CCUSA) Mohammad A. Qureshi announced his resignation after holding
the post for ten years."
"Hopefully his new endeavors will still
include further development to the sport of cricket in America,”Jeff
Miller, Cricket Council USA Vice President of Operations said in the
release dropping a hint about things to come.
The June 7
announcement was consistent with Mr. Miller's hopes when it noted: "It
is a natural transition for Maq to take the helm of USACA’s ship which
is seemingly sailing in circles. Maq’s dreams to elevate USACA to a
well respected and transparent organization are achievable upon him
being elected to President."
Source: Media Release
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