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The International Cricket Management League (ICML) announced on Monday that it was participating in the Goa Professional League T-20 cricket tournament. The tournament starts March 12th and is organized by the Goa Cricket Association (GCA) under the auspices of the BCCI.
ICML is among seven teams that will participate in the Goa T20 tournament. The tournament has historically allowed overseas players in the team rosters.
Pic (Right): File photo of the Goa Pro T-20 trophy
This is ICML's sixth overseas tour, having previously participated in the prestigious invitational Moin Ud Dowlah Gold Cup in Hyderabad, India. Under Khurram Syed's and Asif Hussain's leadership, ICML was also able to persuade Hyderabad Cricket Association to host the USA U-19 for a series of practice games in Hyderabad, India, ahead of the ICC U-19 World Cup in 2006.
In a media note, ICML thanked Goa Cricket Association President Vinod Phakde for his vision of cross-continent collaboration and his nurturing commitment towards developmental cricket programs.
The ICML team co-sponsored by Texas based India Bazar. The team features several former internationals as well as current and former Team USA cricketers. In addition to Khurram Syed (Manager) and Asif Hussain (Tour Coordinator), the team will be co-managed by Ahmed Jeddy former USACA Central West Representative. The former Indian bowling great, Karsan Ghavri, will coach the team, ICML said.
ICML Team: Rahul Kureti (Captain), Adam Sanford (Vice Captain),Vinod Periagaram, Asela Jayasinghe, Rana Singhe Tharidu Dilshan, Hasan Raza, Nasir Jamsheed , Asad Pathan, Usman Shuja,Chaitanya Varma,Gopal Pabari,Tarang Sethia,Hitesh Patel, Asher Mehdi ,Haplesh Patel, Monank Patel, Sai Keerth Bingi, Jalpan Patel, Andre Rusty Kirton and Nasir Islam.
Team Manager: Khurram Syed
Tour Coordinator: Asif S Hussain
Co-Manager and Media Manager: Ahmed Jeddy
Coach: Karsan Ghavri
[Source: ICML Media Note]