New York Warriors Acquired By Indian American Duo
NEW YORK, NY (IANS) – Cricket’s fastest format, the T10, is finding its next home in the US, where some of the biggest stars of the game will battle it out for top honors.
The inaugural edition of the US Masters T10 League – the first edition for former cricketers – will take place between August 17 and August 27.
Among the teams in the US Masters T10 are the New York Warriors, who are co-owned by Indian Americans, Preet Kamal and Gurmeet Singh. The entrepreneurs who have lived in the US for the past couple of decades said they have keenly followed the sport of cricket and were now making their first foray, as team owners. With their investment and passion helping drive the project, they hope to grow the game of cricket in the US.
Along with the New York Warriors, there are five more teams involved in the tournament – Atlanta Fire, California Knights, Morrisville Unity, New Jersey Legends, and Texas Chargers.
The NY Warriors squad has impactful players in the game: Squad: Shahid Afridi, Misbah Ul Haq, Johan Botha, Kamran Akmal, T M Dilshan, Jonathan Carter, Umaid Asif, Sohail Khan, Murali Vijay, Jerome Taylor, William Perkins, Abdur Rehman, Munaf Patel, Cody Chetty, Chamara Kapugedera, Dhammika Prasad.
“The US Masters T10 is a fantastic initiative, and I am extremely happy to be a part of this tournament with the New York Warriors. Our squad is well-balanced and quite strong, and our management has given us the freedom to work the way we need to. We will put our best foot forward and hope to come away as champions,” said Shahid Afridi.