Congratulations to Team Lauderhill and Team USA for advancing to the finals of the 2010 Lauderhill-MAQ T20 International Night Cricket Tournament to be played this Saturday evening at 7PM  at the Lauderhill Sports Park – 7500 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Lauderhill, FL.  This year’s tournament, underwritten by Cricket Council USA, a sports and entertainment management company and the City of Lauderhill, has proved to be a 13 week season of FIRSTS!!  For the first time, the tournament included entries for Team USA and Team World XI!  And for the first time, the Team Lauderhill has reached the Finals — remarkably, against the rookie Team USA!

Team Lauderhill defeated Team India by 4 wickets and Team USA beat World XI by 1 wicket to advance to this weekend’s highly anticipated match-up in the finals.  Perennial defending champions, Team Jamaica, failed to make the finals for the first time ever!  Before the game, the Lauderhill Ensemble Steel Pan will kick the evening off  with their sweet sounds.  They will play throughout the evening along with the talented Vinegar.   A brief opening ceremony will follow including greetings from City of Lauderhill and Jeff Miller, Vice President of Operations- Cricket Council USA.

After the game, City of Lauderhill Mayor, Richard Kaplan and Mr. Qureshi, CEO of Cricket Council USA will award the Champion Team with the Mayor’s Cup and the First Prize check. In addition, awards will be given to the tournament’s outstanding players.  Bring the family out for great food, music and amazing cricket!!!